Spicy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry in a pan garnished with scallions ready to serve
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Spicy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry Recipe

This Spicy Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry entree checks all of the boxes! Quick, easy, healthy, low-calorie, low-carbohydrate, satisfying, and yes, it's delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: healthy stir-fry entree recipes, shrimp stir-fry recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


  • 1 lb fresh broccoli cut into bite-size pieces, approximately 3 small-medium heads
  • 1 lb extra large shrimp peeled and deveined with the tails removed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry plus 2 Tbsp, divided
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Asian chili-garlic sauce you can substitute 1-1/2 tsp of sriracha
  • 1 tsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger you can substitute 1/4 tsp dry ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cloves garlic finely minced, you can substitute 1/2garlic powder
  • pinch of red pepper flakes


  • Add 1/3 cup sherry, hoisin sauce, chili-garlic sauce, soy sauce, and sherry vinegar to a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat. When the oil is hot, add the broccoli and 2 tablespoons of the sherry-hoisin mixture to the skillet. Stir to coat the broccoli. Cover the skillet and cook the broccoli for 4 minutes, stirring about halfway through. Transfer the broccoli to a bowl and set aside.
  • When the broccoli is done, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet along with the ginger, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Cook and stir for about 30 seconds. Add remaining sherry-hoisin mixture to the skillet and stir to combine. When this mixture comes to a simmer, reduce the heat to medium-low and add the shrimp. Stir to coat the shrimp and cover. Cook for about 3-4 minutes until the shrimp are just cooked through.
  • While the shrimp is cooking, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of sherry with cornstarch and whisk to combine.
  • When the shrimp are cooked, add the sherry and cornstarch mixture and stir to combine. Increase the heat to high and cook for another minute or so or until the sauce has thickened. Add the broccoli to the skillet and stir to combine. Serve immediately.




Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 227mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 950IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 3.1mg