Sesame shrimp with broccoli

Asian food is one of my ultimate favorite cuisines. This sesame shrimp with broccoli is not exception. If you have 20 minutes you can make this awesome and homemade version.

Sesame shrimp with broccoli

I made this sesame shrimp with broccoli yesterday and while I wanted to post the spinach lasagna recipe first I couldn’t. My photos got lost some how and for this recipe I was only able to retrieve 5 pictures. I was SO MAD…

It frustrates me so much when for no reason pictures get mess up with. I mean I tried everything and while the pictures showed in the camera they didn’t transfer to the iphoto program….oh well…I guess you are just going to have to wait until I made the lasagna again :-)

OK enough of my complaining. This sesame shrimp with broccoli comes from the very culinary blog. While she used it on a crock pot, which I don’t have, I just made it conventionally on a nonstick pan and used shrimp and broccoli and it was still really good.

I am sure I could have used chicken as well but I didn’t have any on hand. Next time I will though.

The pictures are not that great but I guess I was lucky enough that at least 5 of them where able to be transferred into the iphoto program.


Sesame shrimp with broccoli

It seems like a lot of honey to use for the recipe but you can use 3/4 cups instead if you like. I didn’t find the dish too sweet but then again I guess it depends on the person. My family didn’t find it sweet.


Sesame shrimp with broccoli

Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 lb medium shrimp, frozen and thawed out
  • 1 lb fresh broccoli, chopped into small florets
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, I used low sodium, gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2-3 tsp arrowroot powder, or cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 scallions, chopped, optional



In a medium bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, ketchup, and pepper flakes if using.

In a non stick pan add oil and onion and cook until translucent 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook further for another minute or so.

Add the shrimp and the broccoli and cook for another 1-2 minutes just until warmed through. Add the sauce and corn starch dissolved in water. (I like the broccoli on the crunchy side but you can cook it a bit more if you like).

Stir to combine until sauce has thickened to your liking. I like the sauce rather thick so I use 2-3 teaspoons of cornstarch. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped scallions and serve over brown rice.

Adapted fromĀ here

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