Sweet and Sour Shrimp With Broccoli


  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2½ tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 bunch scallions, finely sliced, light and dark green parts divided
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 pounds extra-large (26/30) or jumbo (21/25) shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen
  • 2½ cups broccoli florets


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, chile sauce, cornstarch and rice vinegar. Whisk until completely smooth, then whisk in the chicken broth. Set aside.
  2. Set a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat until shimmering. Add the light green scallions, ginger, and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until soft, about 2 minutes. Do not brown. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring frequently, until mostly pink and curled, but not cooked through, about 2 minutes. Add the sauce and broccoli to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce is thickened and the shrimp and broccoli are cooked through, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle the dark green scallions over top and serve with rice.