Black-Bean Shrimp with Chinese Broccoli

50 mins (prep 50)
17 ingredients
makes 8 servings (as part of a chinese meal)
A Chinese meal is incomplete without something leafy, and this dish features a wonderful green. The pleasant bite of gai lan, or Chinese broccoli, complements stir-fried shrimp beautifully; once you've tried it, you'll be eager to cook with it again.

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  • 3/4 cup homemade chicken broth (reserved from winter melon soup ) or store-bought chicken broth (reduced-sodium if canned)
  • 3 tablespoons chinese rice wine (preferably shaoxing) or medium-dry sherry
  • 3 teaspoons light soy sauce (preferably pearl river bridge brand)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 lb gai lan (chinese broccoli)
  • 1 1/2 lb large shrimp in shell (21 to 25 per lb), peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into very thin matchsticks
  • 2 tablespoons fermented black beans, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeño chile (including seeds), or to taste, cut crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices
  • 1 teaspoon asian sesame oil
  • special equipment: a well-seasoned 14-inch flat-bottomed wok


Serving Size (26.65 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 37.7 Calories from Fat 9.36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.04g 12.86%
Saturated Fat 0.29g 11.5%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 14.86mg 39.63%
Sodium 129.7mg 43.23%
Total Carbohydrate 2.04g 5.44%
Dietary Fiber 0.03 g 0.86%
Sugars 0.63 g %
Protein 5.02g 80.35%
Vitamin A 7.39IU% Vitamin C 0.23mg%
Calcium 3.65mg% Iron 0.23mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chinese rice wine, light soy sauce, gai lan, large shrimp in shell, peanut or vegetable oil, fermented black beans, fresh, asian sesame oil, a, special equipment