Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spicy Orange Shrimp with Broccoli

If you only have a few minutes to prepare a delicious meal, then here’s a recipe that fits the bill. It’s a take-off of a favorite in many Asian restaurants, Spicy Orange Beef.   This lower point version substitutes Shrimp as the protein and it really hits the mark. 

The original recipe calls for white rice, but this time we incorporated the Organic Brown Rice from Trader Joe’s. It’s quick and easy and slightly lower in points.

This dish is sweet, and hot, fruity and spicy all at the same time.  We know that you, your family and your friends will enjoy. 

From Our Kitchen to Yours.

Spicy Orange Shrimp with Broccoli

Spicy Orange Shrimp with Broccoli

1 pound Shrimp, extra large, peeled and deveined

2 Tbsp Cornstarch, divided

1 Tbsp Ginger Root, fresh, peeled and grated

2 tsp Orange Zest, grated (takes 2 Oranges)

½ cups Reduced sodium Chicken Broth, fat free

¼ cup Orange juice, fresh, from the zested oranges

2 Tbsp Low sodium Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Sugar

¼ tsp Red Pepper flakes. (We used about ½ tsp for the extra “Kick” that we love so much.

12oz Broccoli, bag, fresh florets

¼ cup Water

2 Cups Rice, cooked, hot


Combine the Shrimp, 1 Tbsp Cornstarch, Ginger and Orange Zest in a medium bowl. Toss to coat.

Combine the remaining 1 Tbsp of Cornstarch, Broth, Orange juice, Soy sauce and Crushed Red Pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

Spray a large non-stick skillet with non-stick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the Shrimp mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque in the center, 3 – 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate, set aside.

Add the Broccoli and water to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, be sure to scrape the bottom of the skillet for the goodies left behind by the Shrimp. 

After about 3 minutes add the broth mixture and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture bubbles and thickens. Add the cooked shrimp and heat through, about 1 minute.

Serve over the rice.

Yields 4 servings.  1 ¼ Cups Shrimp mixture and ½ cup Rice per serving.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value per serving is 7.  Level of difficulty is Easy. Prep time is 20 minutes. Cooking time is 8 minutes.

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Photo by Barry Baruh

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