Shrimp with Broccoli is not just an easy recipe to prepare but a healthy dish as well because of the ingredients that are really good for the body. Especially the broccoli which is one of the world’s healthiest foods. I am not a nutritionist or a doctor but ever since I learned to cook, I always make sure that the ingredients I put in my recipes are always fresh and healthy to provide nutrition especially for my daughter. (Although there are still times that we eat those lechon kawali kind of food when we crave for it, which we know is not so good for the health because of the fats).
I am proud to say that broccoli is one of her favorite vegetables. She started to love this broccoli when she watched the movie “Inside Out” where the little girl is disgusted to eat broccoli. Charred and I reminded her that her body needs broccoli and told her the health benefits of this greeny green green vegetable. At the age of 5, she likes vegetables a lot. You don’t need to push her or beg (where I know most Moms are struggling with) she will be the one to ask for it And I’m happy about how very obedient she is. =) One quick tip for Moms like me, is to introduce vegetables with less to no taste vegetables, those vegetables with sweet taste like sayote, pechay tagalog, repolyo (cabbage), kangkong leaves, carrots, broccoli and squash. We started to offer these vegetables to her at age 5 because these are the vegetables without strong taste. Just make sure that they are tender and not crispy when you’re starting to give these to your kids, so it won’t be hard for them to chew these.
As I go back with this shrimp with broccoli dish, if you are lacking of ideas of what to cook for lunch, let this quick and easy shrimp with broccoli be your perfect treat for you and your family. You can never go wrong with shrimps and broccoli. This is also another version of Beef with Broccoli, where you might take a bit more time for the beef to cook.
This is also perfect for a quick dinner if you are running of time, instead of ordering Mickey D’s. That tender-crisp broccoli and carrots, mouthwatering shrimps and savory mushrooms and sauce are just way perfect to give your loved ones a treat by preparing this shrimp with broccoli for them.
This healthy shrimp with broccoli is also perfect for those that are just like me, during these days, I already quit on eating rice. I was adviced by my Orthopedic many years ago that if I don’t want to undergo a knee surgery, I should not let myself gain weight by eating too much because my knees won’t be able to handle my weight. At first, it was a struggle, I came to the point that I don’t mind eating a lot. But since I entered the Culinary life, I became open to what’s really healthy and not for the body. So then, I quit eating rice and foods that are high in sugar. That’s why this shrimp with broccoli is just so perfect for me even without rice, I can eat it on its own.
In this recipe is where you use the method of stir frying. It is easy to prepare as it requires less than an hour to prepare the ingredients and cook this simple healthy shrimp broccoli dish.
EASY HEALTHY SHRIMP WITH BROCCOLI RECIPE
Preparation Time: 15 MINS.
Cooking Time: 20 MINS.
- 1 thumb size ginger (sliced)
- 1 large white onion (sliced)
- 12-15 large shrimps (peeled and deveined)
- 1 carrot (diagonal and thinly sliced)
- 1 can button mushroom (pieces and stem, optional)
- 2 medium size broccoli (cut the florets into bite size, blanch with hot water until they turned bright green, set aside)
- 1 stalk onion leek (diagonally sliced)
- 1 cup stock
- 3-4 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- salt and pepper
- Heat oil in a wok or pan, saute the ginger and onion.
- Add the carrots and stock. Let it simmer until carrots is tender-crisp. Add the mushrooms and simmer again for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the shrimps and simmer until they turned orange.
- Add oyster sauce and worcestershire sauce. Toss slightly. Add in the blanched broccoli and onion leeks. Toss again. Taste for adjustments according to yourself.
- Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- Remove from wok or pan. Plate and serve hot.
You can check out other healthy recipes like this Easy Healthy Shrimp with Broccoli Recipe that I will be posting soon, especially for those that are looking for health wise recipes. If you have any suggestions or questions regarding this recipe, don’t hesitate to drop a line through our comment section below. The Urban Recipes would love to hear from you. Feedbacks will definitely help and improve us more to provide you with only the best recipes that you all deserve. Happy Cooking everyone!