Perfectly Balanced Sesame Shrimp With Ginger Broccoli for Your Ultimate Dinner

December 13, 2018

Sesame Shrimp with Ginger Broccoli

This sweet and savory sesame shrimp with ginger broccoli is the perfect dish on your busy night.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Lewis Grant


  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha chili sauce
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat panko Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 pound large shrimps peeled and deveined (tails on)
  • 2 tbsp canola oil divided
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper divided
  • 1 tbsp sliced garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 broccoli heads cut into florets with stems attached
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Whisk together brown sugar, Sriracha, and egg whites in a shallow dish. Combine panko and sesame seeds in a shallow dish. Working in batches, add shrimp to egg mixture; dredge in panko mixture.

  2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil and 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add half of dredged shrimp; cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with 1 1/2 teaspoons canola oil, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil, and remaining half of dredged shrimp. Sprinkle cooked shrimp with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil in pan over medium-high. Add garlic and ginger; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add broccoli; cook until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water; cover and cook until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Serve with shrimp.


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