73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0

I really wanted to recreate my favorite Chinese take-out dish. After several attempts, here is the result! Serve over hot cooked rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Combine broccoli and water in a glass bowl; steam in microwave oven until slightly tender, 2 to 3 minutes.

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  • Heat peanut oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Cook garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Reduce heat to low; add chicken broth, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and ginger root to the garlic. Bring the mixture to a boil and add the shrimp; cook and stir until the shrimp turn pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Toss steamed broccoli and water chestnuts with the shrimp mixture to coat with the sauce. Stir cornstarch into the mixture 1 tablespoon at a time until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

198 calories; 8 g total fat; 174 mg cholesterol; 496 mg sodium. 10.1 g carbohydrates; 21.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
I added a red and orange pepper to this recipe and it turned out amazing! Thank you!
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/16/2017
Bland and boring. Needs a lot of work. I used more garlic and ginger than called for. I did not have water chestnuts (actually don t like them) and therefore used carrot matchsticks instead. Oyster and soy sauce needs doubling and there is way too much cornstarch. You only need 1-2 tsps and mix in some water first unless you like lumps. Even with that it was too plain so added 1 T chilli gatlic paste but if you don t have that then try some red pepper flakes. With this the fish was just ok..
73 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2013
Sometimes great dishes/recipes are born of necessity as was this dish tonight. As a Roman Catholic on Ash Wednesday I needed a meatless dish and because I am hitting the road again in a couple of days finding ways to use the fresh produce in the fridge was a priority. An ingredient search quickly led me to this recipe and it was a winner for me. I didn t measure anything the beauty of cooking is that you can use ingredients to your own tastes rather than adhere to strict measurements as is the case for the most part with baking. If you want more soy sauce and oyster sauce (as I did) add a little more! More sauce? Add a little more cornstarch mixed with water or chicken broth. I had mushrooms as well as broccoli to use up so I substituted the mushrooms for the indicated water chestnuts which I really think I prefer anyway. I tossed this with some spaghetti to which I added a good dab of butter and finished it all with a sprinkle of chopped green onion and toasted sesame seeds. It was a simple and deliciously satisfying dinner. I and my tummy are doing a happy dance.
(54)
Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2013
I tried this recipe in hopes of finding the perfect garlic sauce. Unfortunately this wasn t it. This is very weak on flavor and just feels like it s missing something. To perk it up I doubled the amount of oyster sauce and also added a tsp. of sesame oil which helped a great deal. After reading the instructions I felt this recipe lacked some basic cooking principles so I chose a different route. After sautéing the garlic I added the shrimp stir-fried until cooked and transferred to a separate plate. To avoid the risk of a clumpy sauce I mixed up all of the sauce ingredients (including the corn starch) in a separate bowl and then added it to the wok. When it was thick I tossed with the steamed broccoli shrimp and water chestnuts.
(49)
Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2012
I chose this recipe because it used ingredients I had on hand. The only change I made was to substitute chopped celery for the water chestnuts. Although this was quick and easy to make it was very bland. The amount of soy sauce and oyster sauce was far too little to have any impact. These ingredients should be doubled or tripled.
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2013
I added a red and orange pepper to this recipe and it turned out amazing! Thank you!
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2013
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this. Tasted like it came right out of a restaurant too. I made a few changes based on what I already had at home. I used 1lb wild caught frozen shrimp powdered ginger instead of peanut oil I used olive oil and instead of chicken broth I used veggie broth. I used a store bought veggie stir fry mix instead of the fresh broccoli. I love lots of sauce in my meals so in a separate bowl I added broth with a couple spoonfuls of flour. It really thickened up everything. I will be making this for my family again! Oh before I forget I also added about 1/4tsp of cayanne pepper as I thought it was missing something just couldn't figure out what.
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2013
Very nice. I used a 50/50 blend of sesame oil and olive oil instead of peanut oil and I used powdered ginger instead of ginger root. I also left out the water chestnuts and I used a lobster base instead of the oyster juice. I also added in a little white pepper. I know this sounds like not even the same recipe by the time I was done but I believe it would have been just as good as written. You might say that my inventory dictates my recipes. Oh and I used fully cooked shrimp. I should have thickened my sauce before adding in the shrimp but I didn't so they got a little tough but still tasty. I will make again.
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2012
Prepared it as is...and it was wonderful. Added red pepper flakes to my dish for a little extra heat. Served with rice.
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2013
Hubs said this one is a "do it again". I used mushrooms instead of the water chestnuts and served this over angel hair pasta. The sauce could use a little "kick". Next time I will add some crushed red pepper. Good recipe!
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2016
It's so good my husband thought I bought take out! I cooked the shrimp in garlic added some extra seasoning or it would of been too bland and then added the broccoli and sauce. Delish!!
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