Single-serving. Ready in 20 Minutes. Sweet + Salty. This recipe for Hoisin Shrimp with Broccoli and Cashews is a weeknight dinner lifesaver.
Confession: some nights, I’m so tired after work that I just can’t find the energy to cook dinner (which as a foodie and a food blogger is kinda sad). But it’s meals like this singe-serving Hoisin Shrimp with Broccoli and Cashews that can save me from skipping dinner…or eating cereal or chips. Not that there’s anything wrong with cereal or chips.
Frozen shrimp is a freezer staple for me – if I’m ever running low, I make sure to stock up. This is one of those items that can be expensive, so I always check when there’s a sale at the grocery store. I recommend buying the best shrimp that fits your budget; the large and jumbo size are my favorites.
I recommend if you use frozen shrimp to thaw the amount you’ll use for this recipe in a covered container (or plastic bag) in the refrigerator. Just take the shrimp out the night before and you’re ready to go the next day. I do this because I almost always buy the shrimp that is shell-on, and having the shrimp thawed makes them easier to peel.
You can find Hoisin Sauce in the Asian section of most grocery stores in the U.S. Finishing the dish with the sauce of hoisin, soy sauce, sesame oil and honey, with a little warm water, gives an even coating to the shrimp and broccoli as it cooks down. The sauce also adds some more flavors, include the salt (soy sauce) and sweet (honey) that makes this simple recipe next level delicious!!
Tip: If you don’t have cashews, you can substitute peanuts
- 6 large shrimp (fresh or thawed from frozen)
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ cup broccoli
- 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
- ¼ teaspoon honey
- 3 tablespoons warm water
- 1 tablespoon cashews
- Heat a medium size skillet over medium heat.
- Add shrimp to skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Cook shrimp for 3 minutes one one side, flip each shrimp over; add broccoli and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and warm water.
- Add the cashews and sauce to the skillet, stir to combine and simmer 2-3 minutes. Sauce should start to thicken.
- Remove from heat, let stand for 2 minutes, then stir and serve.