Ginger Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry

If you have 20 minutes, you can get an order of this Ginger Shrimp and Broccoli on the table. Now that’s a fakeout takeout that’s faster than ordering out, plus you don’t have to worry about any of the ingredients. This dish is 100% AIP and Paleo compliant.

 

a plate of ginger shrimp and broccoli stir fry with a pair of wooden chopsticks on a table

 

Back before AIP, how did you choose what or where to eat?
Are there restaurants or even specific dishes that are jumping back into your memory right now?

If this stroll down food memory lane is hard for you, then please just skip on down to the recipe. But if not, let’s take a walk. When thinking of some of my all time favorites, the one thing that quickly pops to the surface is how eclectic my tastes are. Guess that shouldn’t be surprising.

Here are some of the favorites:

  1. Slushies – a hole in the wall in Nairobi where we would have potato bhajis and coke
  2.  Muneer’s – a 24 hour lebanese place in Birmingham, AL where you could get all you can eat humous and bread for .99 cents plus the best mint iced tea ever
  3. The Deli Basket – a meat and 2 veggies kind of place also in Birmingham, run by Indian immigrants, with southern home style food…. where all the veggies came from cans… but full meal for $2.99 with a drink.
  4. All the mexican places in Fort Worth, TX – pay for an order or queso and eat the free chips, salsa and water. $2.49 meals are how I survived seminary.
  5. The “chinese” place at almost any mall food court – seriously not real Chinese food, but can you say FREE SAMPLES?? And, there are veggies, right? That makes them the healthy choice.

For years, I thought I was doing the right thing by ordering the special of the day at the “chinese” place. Looking back now, I can’t even see the chicken or veggies. Literally all I see is soy, gluten, sugar and msg.

But, sometimes, you want a dish that hits those flavor notes without all the junk!

This Ginger Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry is the perfect dish the next time you have a craving for some Chinese take out or find yourself dreaming of the mall food court. It’s rich in flavor with a ginger garlic sauce that you’ll love. Plus it’s ready in less than 20 minutes and those are real veggies my friend!

 

close up of a plate of ginger shrimp and broccoli stir fry

 

My advice… don’t wait for the craving to hit… just go buy these ingredients and add this dish to your menu next week. Trust me, you won’t be sorry!

 

 

 

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Ginger Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry


  • Author: Bethany Darwin - Adventures in Partaking
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

If you have 20 minutes, you can get an order of this Ginger Shrimp and Broccoli on the table. Now that’s a fakeout takeout that’s faster than ordering out, plus you don’t have to worry about any of the ingredients. This dish is 100% AIP and Paleo compliant.


Ingredients

  • 1 pound of shrimp – peeled and cleaned
  • 2 TBSP cassava flour or tapioca starch
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • 3 green onions (greens only)
  • 3 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1.5 TBSP minced fresh ginger

SAUCE

  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 2 TBSP fish sauce
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 2 TBSP hot water

Instructions

  1. wash and pat dry the shrimp and toss in cassava flour or tapioca starch to coat – set aside
  2. cut broccoli into small florets and cut green onions into 1 inch pieces – set aside
  3. make sauce – combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together – set aside
  4. heat coconut oil in a large skillet or wok over a medium heat
  5. when oil is hot, add shrimp and cook for about 90 seconds on each side and remove from the pan
  6. add fresh minced ginger to the pan and stir fry for 45 seconds
  7. add broccoli to the pan and continue to stir fry 2-3 minutes until it turns bright green and starts to soften, then add green onions and cook 30 seconds
  8. return shrimp to the pan
  9. pour sauce over everything and toss well to combine
  10. simmer 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens and some of the liquid is cooked off

Notes

Serve this stir fry with cauliflower rice and maybe a quick pickled salad for a complete meal.

If you want to get all authentic, use a wok to make this dish and enjoy it with chopsticks. If you don’t know how to use chopsticks, check out this kid’s pair (they make eating fun).

 

 

a plate of ginger shrimp and broccoli stir fry and a pair of chopsticks on a table

 

 

 

 

 



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