Shrimp and Broccoli Lo Mein

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • Kosher salt
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped scallions (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets, stems peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 cups low-sodium mushroom or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
Directions
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  • Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, then add half each of the scallions, ginger and garlic; stir-fry until the scallions are wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and stir-fry until just cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer the shrimp mixture to a plate using a slotted spoon.

  • Add the remaining 2 teaspoons vegetable oil to the skillet. Add the remaining scallions, ginger and garlic; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes, then add the broccoli and cook, tossing to coat, 1 to 2 more minutes. Add 1/2 cup broth. Cover and cook until the broccoli is just tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Whisk the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water in a bowl, then whisk in the remaining 1 1/2 cups broth, the soy sauce and sesame oil. Return the shrimp to the skillet; add the broth mixture. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the pasta and toss to coat.

  • Photograph by Charles Masters


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