Spicy Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli is a super easy way to enjoy this American Chinese takeout favorite at home and it’s ready in just 15 minutes!
Who loves ordering Chinese takeout? Sometimes you just need some Kung Pao Chicken or Chinese Peppersteak or Fried Rice or some Szechuan Shrimp. But guess what? It’s incredibly easy to make all of these things at home! I’m all about bring you restaurant quality recipes you can easily make at home and this recipe is no exception. You can put this one together in under 15 minutes. That’s faster than any takeout I’ve ever gotten! And it’s 100% hot and fresh to eat.
This recipe is quite spicy as written. We love some good heat in our house. If you want to tone it down a bit consider leaving out the crushed red pepper flakes. Now, this dish is meant to be spicy, but I now that everyone has different levels of heat tolerance. This one is hot for most Americans, which just so happens to be how we like it.
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Spicy Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian chili garlic sauce
- 1 tablespoon freshly minced ginger
- 2-3 cloves crushed garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
- 2 cups frozen broccoli florets thawed
- 1 pound jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together water, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, honey, and cornstarch.
- Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Pour in cooking oil and add in broccoli and shrimp. Pour sauce over.
- Toss and allow shrimp to cook until it turns pink. Turn off heat and stir in green onions. Serve hot.