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Stir-Fried Shrimp and Broccoli

Southington CT shrimp recipe

Ingredients

• 1 pound broccoli

• 1 cup canned chicken broth

• 2 tablespoons soy sauce

• 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

• 1 tablespoon sugar

• 1 tablespoon cornstarch

• 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger root

• 1 small onion

• 2 tablespoons vegetable oiI

• 1 1⁄2 pounds raw small to large shrimp, peeled

• salt

• freshly ground black pepper

• 3 cups cooked rice (1 cup uncooked)

Instructions

Cut the broccoli florets into bite-size pieces, peel the stems, and cut them into thick slices. Blanch the broccoli in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes or until barely tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.

In a measuring cup, stir together the broth, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, cornstarch, and ginger.

Halve the onion lengthwise and slice it thinly lengthwise.

In a wok or large heavy skillet, heat the oil over high heat until very hot. Add the shrimp and onion and stir-fry for 1 minute or until the shrimp just turn pink. Stir the sauce mixture and add it to the skillet.

Simmer 2 minutes, stirring; add the broccoli. Cook until the broccoli is heated through. Season with salt and pepper, and serve over the rice.

Serves 4

Thanks to Leslie Glover Pendleton for this recipe

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