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Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Broccoli

sweet spicy shrimp broccoli
  • (1 lb.) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • (1 clove) garlic, minced
  • (1 Tbsp.) fresh lime juice
  • (1 tsp.) ground cumin
  • (1 tsp.) paprika
  • (1/2 cup) natural unsalted creamy peanut butter
  • (1/3 cup) barbecue sauce
  • (4 Tbsp.) water
  • (1/2 small) chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • (1 Tbsp.) canola oil
  • (1/8 tsp.) salt
  • (4 cups) broccoli florets
  • (1 Tbsp.) fresh lemon juice

Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Broccoli

Shrimp tossed with garlic, lime and warm spices served with steamed lemon broccoli and a peanut barbecue sauce.

Preparation Time
About 20 minutes
Cook Time
About 10 minutes


  1. 1In a large bowl, toss shrimp with garlic, lime juice, cumin and paprika, set aside 10 minutes.
  2. 2In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, barbecue sauce, 3 Tbsp. water and chipotle pepper until smooth, set aside.
  3. 3Place a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil. When hot, add shrimp and salt. Cook 5-6 minutes, flipping halfway through, set aside on a plate.

  4. 4Place skillet back over medium-high heat, add broccoli and 1 Tbsp. water. Cover, steam 2-3 minutes. Toss with lemon juice, serve with shrimp and barbeque sauce.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of dish

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 418
  • Total Fat 21.9 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 23.3 g
  • Protein 33.1 g
  • Cholesterol -- mg
  • Sodium 508 mg
  • Fiber 4.5 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dinner

Recipe Subcategory: Entrées with Shellfish

Recipe Ethnicity: Asian

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Shellfish, Peanuts

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.