Makes: 4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Here’s an example of international cooking at its fastest and best: a speedy Asian take-out favorite given an update with the Italian sparkle of basil, garlic and lemon.
2/3 cup bottled clam juice, or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon minced garlic, divided
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 pound raw shrimp, (21-25 per pound), peeled and deveined (see Ingredient note)
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
4 cups broccoli florets
2/3 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or parsley
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Combine clam juice (or broth), cornstarch and half the garlic in a small bowl; whisk until smooth. Set aside.
Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining garlic and crushed red pepper to taste; cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Sauté until the shrimp are pink, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add broccoli and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add water, cover and cook until the broccoli is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the shrimp.
Add the reserved clam juice mixture to the pan and cook, stirring, over medium-high heat, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in basil (or parsley) and season with lemon juice and pepper. Add the shrimp and broccoli; heat through. Serve immediately, with lemon wedges.
Tips & Notes
Ingredient Note: Shrimp are sold by the number needed to make one pound–for example, 21-25 count or 31-40 count–and by more generic size names, such as large or extra large. Size names don’t always correspond to the actual count size.To be sure you’re getting the size you want, order by the count (or number) per pound.
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per serving
% Daily values *
9% Total Fat 6g
5% Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
58% Cholesterol 174mg
15% Potassium 517mg
16% Sodium 382mg
2% Total Carbohydrate 6g
8% Dietary Fiber 2g
52% Protein 26g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g
Recipe by EatingWell.com
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