PointsPlus Garlicky Shrimp with Broccoli and Toasted Breadcrumbs Recipe

PointsPlus Garlicky Shrimp with Broccoli and Toasted Breadcrumbs Recipe
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Garlicky Shrimp with Broccoli and Toasted Breadcrumbs
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Garlicky Shrimp with Broccoli and Toasted Breadcrumbs

Panko breadcrumbs and broccoli lend a surprising crunch to this quick and easy weeknight  dish. It’s almost like having shrimp tempura without the guilt of deep-frying.

4
Servings
369
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 large cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1/3 cup canned chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

Put the broccoli and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain well and set aside (be careful of the steam when uncovering the bowl).

Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook until lightly toasted, stirring often, about 2-3 minutes. Scrape the toasted breadcrumbs into a bowl. Stir in the lemon zest and 1/8 teaspoon of the salt.

Heat 1 more teaspoon of the oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and sauté until pink, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until very light golden, about 1 minute.

Stir in the broth, red pepper flakes, and remaining salt. Cook just until the shrimp is cooked through, stirring to loosen bits from the bottom of the pan, about 1 minute.

Remove from heat and add the cooked broccoli. Toss to mix and coat. Add the lemon juice and remaining oil and toss again. Serve topped with the toasted breadcrumbs.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
21g
23%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
62g
48%
Protein
18g
39%
Vitamin A, RAE
54µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
130mg
13%
Choline, total
17mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
17g
68%
Folate, total
215µg
54%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
114mg
36%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
299mg
43%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
452mg
30%
Water
211g
8%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.