Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shrimp & Scallop Stir Fry w/ Broccoli & Walnuts



That bag of frozen shrimp in my freezer always comes in handy for last minute dinner ideas.

I had some leftover shrimp and scallops in the freezer so decided to make an easy stir fry.

I added some walnuts to the pan and served the stir fry over jasmine rice. It was better than Chen's down the street.

Shrimp Stir Fry w/ Broccoli & Walnuts
serves 4

~ half a pound of frozen shrimp (I used half a bag of frozen large shrimp), defrosted, shell and tail removed (if shrimp are large, cut them in half)

~ I also added sea scallops, cut in half

~ 1 cup of fresh broccoli florets, cut into small pieces, steamed (I steam them in the microwave for 2 minutes w/ a bit of water)

~ handful of scallions, chopped
~ 1 small onion, halved and cut into thick slices
~ 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
~ 1 knob of ginger, peeled and sliced thin (optional)
~ handful of walnuts
~ peanut oil for frying

Sauce:
~ 1/2 cup chicken broth
~ 3 Tbsp. lite soy sauce
~ 2 tsp. sesame oil
~ 2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
~ 1 Tbsp. cornstarch

In a small bowl, mix together your sauce ingredients until blended.

Heat oil in a large heavy skillet. Add chopped onions, scallions, garlic and cook 3 minutes until garlic starts to soften.
Now add your broccoli and walnuts and stir fry with the onion garlic mixture for about 4 minutes.
Remove vegetables from the pan and set aside.

Add some more oil to your pan and stir fry your shrimp & scallops for about 5 minutes until seafood is cooked thru. The scallops will have a bit of nice brown edges on them.

Put your vegetables back into the skillet or wok with the seafood and add sauce. Simmer about 2 more minutes and serve over rice.



12 comments:

Patsyk said...

Stace - that looks like a perfect meal to me.

BTW, when I went on FOODBUZZ this morning, do you know who was on the main page for connecting with other foodies? You!!!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Now you are talking my language. All in one pan, fast and yum!
I make some little egg rolls the other day that would have been perfect with your dish

Maria said...

Frozen shrimp is always nice to have on hand. What a tasty meal!

Colloquial Cook said...

Oh my god Stace, you have been posting like mad!! And baking too!! I feel like such a lazy blogger...Still drooling over those lamb shanks. Where do you buy your frozen shrimps?

doggybloggy said...

looks better than Li's around my corner.....but, I am allergic to walnuts....

LaDue & Crew said...

The walnuts sound like a fab addition. This is like, perfect watching a movie comfort food. Purdy, too!

Bob said...

Awesome, I love stir fry. I've found the Chinese stuff I make is better than the place down the street too. I don't know if I should be pleased or sad... ;)

noble pig said...

What a great quick meal! The walnut addition is my favorite. Frozen shrimp always are good to have around!

Culinarywannabe said...

Such a beautiful meal to come from ingredients you had on hand. You're so creative and resourceful! The only meal I can come up with using stuff we already have is pasta and sauce!

kat said...

Oh I have some frozen shrimp in the freezer too!

Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe and it was wonderful!!! (no surprise there) When my husband is impressed, and he was, it is a rare and happy day. Keep bringing the great recipes. Thanks!

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