This easy and delicious shrimp stir fry is the perfect addition to your weeknight dinner. Made with fresh and juicy shrimp, tender broccoli, and a flavorful homemade stir fry sauce, this recipe is loaded with protein, and Asian flavor. Your whole family will love it!

Growing up watching and learning Chinese food techniques with my parents certainly inspired me to share our family favorites with y’all.

This recipe isn’t different, just like My Chinese Parent’s Dumpling this Easy Shrimp Stir Fry is one of our favorites!

I love this shrimp stir fry because it checks all the boxes for the ideal weeknight dinner and it consists of 4 basic components:

Protein: for this recipe we’re using shrimp

Vegetables: we’re using broccoli here

Aromatics: we’re using ginger and garlic – loaded with flavor and traditionally used in Chinese cuisine.

Stir Fry Sauce: making your homemade stir-fry sauce is the key to the best stir-fry recipe.

This is all you need to make this flavorful and full of textures stir-fry!

Why Making Shrimp Stir Fry at Home?

  • It is Better For you and Taste better than takeout. This recipe uses cleaner ingredients. Not only does this recipe use a small amount of oil, it is also sugar-free, gluten-free, low-sodium, and loaded with fresh veggies.
  • It’s Customizable! You can easily swap the broccoli and the shrimp without compromising the flavor. This recipe will be delicious with carrots, green beans, snap peas, bell peppers, or your favorite veggies. Not a fan of shrimp? No problem! Simply change up the protein for chicken, beef, or tofu.
  • It is versatile. You can serve ti with anything you like. Rice, noodles, or enjoy it as it is!
  • It’s quick and easy! You can put together this delicious meal in no time! Just grab a large skillet, chop your veggies, make your sauce and dinner will be ready in less than 30 minutes. The perfect weeknight dinner for a busy day.

Ingredients to make this Easy Shrimp Stir Fry

The beauty of making your stir fry at home is that you can customize how you like it and use up what’s in your fridge (hello leftovers!).

This recipe is made with simple ingredients that are loaded with flavor and vibrant colors! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Shrimp: You can use fresh or frozen, medium or large. Peeled and deveined if necessary. Tip: I recommend buying wild caught or sustainably farmed seafood.
  • Vegetables: Broccoli is my favorite combination; it adds so much flavor and a delicious crunchy texture to this stir fry. You can also use bell pepper, carrots, snap peas, or snow peas if you like. There’re are so many delicious options!
  • Garlic: Adds so much flavor to this stir fry!
  • Ginger: Like garlic, ginger adds tons of flavor.
  • Stir fry sauce (link): Making homemade sauce is so easy and the key for the best stir fry. Feel free to adjust the flavors according to you taste.
  • Pepper flakes (optional): if you like a spice kick.

How to Make the Best Shrimp Stir Fry

This shrimp stir fry is SUPER simple to make!

Just a few steps and you’ll be ready to devour this delicious and flavorful meal! So, grab a large pan and let’s start cooking! Make sure to check out how to make the stir fry sauce here too!

That’s it! Serve warm and enjoy!

My Favorite Ways to Serve a Shrimp Stir Fry

This Shrimp Stir Fry is delicious and served just as it is. However, if you want to make this recipe extra yummy, serve it over:

Jasmine rice: You can’t go wrong with this traditional way to serve stir fry. Also, super easy to make!

Noodles: Another great way to soak up your stir fry. Rice, egg, or even zucchini noodles are great options!

Cauliflower Rice: A perfect low carb and whole30 option.

I also love garnishing with some green onions and sesame seeds for a fresh touch and extra crunch.

Tips to Make the Best Shrimp Stir Fry

  • For a crispier stir fry, cook the shrimp and vegetables separately in batches. Once the veggies are tender, transfer them into a plate and set aside. Then add the shrimp, garlic and ginger to the pan.  When shrimp is cooked through, return the veggies to the pan and add the stir fry sauce.
  • If you want a spicier stir fry, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes or Sriracha sauce. That will add that extra spice kick to this delicious shrimp stir fry.
  • Watch your shrimp and make sure not to overcook! Shrimp usually cook very fast, cook them 2-3 minutes each side or just until they turn pink. An overcook shrimp will be a bummer!
  • Use the right pan. For this shrimp stir fry recipe or any stir fry I recommend using a large skilled, wok, or cast-iron skillet. It’s important that your pan is large enough to cook everything evenly.

My Favorite Variations for this Stir Fry

One of the beauties of making stir fry at home is that you can customize according to your own taste, making it perfect for you and your family!

Here are some of my favorite variations:

  • Chicken stir fry: Substitute chicken breast or thigh for the shrimp. If you love chicken stir fry you should check my easy and comfort whole30 Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry
  • Beef stir fry: Substitute beef sirloin or flank steak for the shrimp. A balanced meal that your family will absolutely love! My juicy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is my go-to when I’m craving Asian food.
  • Vegetable stir fry: Omit the shrimp and add more vegetables, such as carrots, zucchini, mushroom, snow peas, snap peas, or bamboo shoots. Customize your vegetarian stir fry using your favorite veggies, or all the leftover veggies in your fridge. We love my 15 Minutes Zucchini Mushroom Stir Fry
  • Vegan/Plant-based protein: You can add tofu, tempeh, or another source of plant-based protein. You guys need to try my Chinese Garlic Tofu Stir Fry, it’s so delicious!
  • Peanut stir fry: Add a tablespoon of peanut butter to the sauce for a richer flavor.

How to Store Shrimp Stir Fry

Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

To reheat, heat a pan over high heat, and add the stir fry stirring frequently for about 5 minutes or until hot. You can also reheat in the microwave for about 1 minute or until heated through.

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead of Time?

Absolutely YES! This recipe is perfect for meal prepping.

If you want to make shrimp stir fry ahead of time, prepping the ingredients is the way to go.

Simply chop your veggies into bite-sized serving, clean your shrimp if needed, and make your stir fry sauce. Store everything in the fridge separately until you’re ready to cook. This makes weeknight dinners extra quick, and you’ll save so much time!

With no further due this Easy Shrimp Stir Fry is a quick and easy dish that is perfect for a weeknight meal. It’s such a delicious option that’ll sure please everyone at the table.

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Get the recipe:Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry {Soy Free}

This flavorful shrimp stir fry is so delicious with the tender shrimp, crunchy brolli all mixed in a umami stir fry sauce. Made in 20 mintues, you have the perfect weeknight meal!
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Ingredients

Shrimp Stir Fry

  • 2-3 tbsp oil
  • 1.5 lb shrimp, *peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 lb broccoli florets, *about 3 cups
  • 1/2 inch ginger, *about 1tsp minced
  • 1 stalk green onion, chopped, white and green parts seperated
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes, *optional
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

Stir Fry Sauce

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos, my favorite alternative to soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch, or corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water or broth

Equipment

Instructions 

  • Prepare the shrimp: If using frozen shrimp, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight or in the microwave on the defrost setting for a few minutes. Pat shrimp dry, peel and devein, if necessary. Set aside.
  • Prepare the vegetables: Wash and chop the broccoli into bite-sized pieces. If using carrots, or bell peppers, slice them into size bites as well. Set aside.
  • Make the sauce: Add the stir fry sauce ingredients into a bowl or jar. Stir or shake to combine.
  • Add a tablespoon of starch to a small bowl of water or broth and mix until dissolved.
  • Heat 2 – 3 tbsp of oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add garlic, and white part of green onion, ginger to the pan and cook for 30 – 40 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add broccoli to and sautte until slightly tender
  • Add shrimps in, cook 2 – 3 minutes per side until cooked through.
  • Add the sauce to the pan and stir to combine.
  • Add the starch mixture to the pan and gently until the sauce has thickened.
  • Season with extra salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately over rice or noodles. Garnish with the green part of green onions or sesame seeds.
Serving: -57g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.