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Shrimp, Broccoli, and Leek Stir-fry

Categories: Low-calorie, New Year's, Quick to fix
Type: Main Dishes

Add Asian flare to this shrimp dish with ginger, soy sauce, and watercress.

Serves: serves 2


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 leek, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 oz (125 g) cooked shrimp
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1-in (2.5-cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 3 oz (90 g) fresh watercress
  • Any green vegetable, such as beans or spinach, can be used in this recipe

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  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat and quickly fry, but do not brown, the garlic.
  2. Add the broccoli, and cook for 2 minutes, then add the leek, and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in the soy sauce, stock, and tomato.
  4. Mix the flour with 2 tablespoons of water to make a smooth paste, and stir into the sauce. Cook until thickened.
  5. Add the shrimp, carrot, and ginger, and cook over high heat for 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the watercress, and serve immediately.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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