Spicy Garlic Basil Shrimp & Chinese Broccoli

Here’s another quick & easy healthy meal to make between countless Zoom meetings!

The way my days are structured these days, I have to consciously find pockets of time admits my workday to make and eat lunch. If you’re like me and are always in the mood for something fresh to eat, this is a quick dish that will for sure satisfy!

This dish combines the flavors of Asian and Cajun, with hints of spice and fresh herbs and a kiss of lime.

If you’ve been following me for a while you know I love combining Asian and Cajun flavors so I combined these prawns with Gai Lan (Chinese broccoli) that I blanched then tossed in the juices rendered from the prawns.

You can completely make this dish your own with adding in different herbs and spices, or switching out different vegetables or adding in rice!

Spicy Garlic Basil Shrimp & Chinese Broccoli

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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In 5 minutes or less you're in flavor town!


  • 2 lbs large shrimp/prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp chili oil
  • 2 tbsp chili flakes
  • Tony Chachere’s MORE SPICE Seasoning, to taste
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 10 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine, rice wine or white wine
  • 3 green onion, chopped
  • handful basil, roughly chopped
  • 1 pound Chinese broccoli (gai lan)
  • lime wedge


  1. Stir together oyster sauce, honey, chili oil, chili flakes and Tony’s seasoning in a mixing bowl, and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add garlic and let simmer for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add shrimp and combine with garlic butter. Pour in wine to deglaze the skillet, then add in the sauce mixture, and mix everything together. Cook The shrimp cook for no more than 2 minutes, and then turn off heat.
  4. Toss in chopped green onion and basil. Removes shrimp from skillet with slotted spoon.
  5. Blanch broccoli in hot water for 4 minutes and transfer to ice water bath to cool.
  6. Add broccoli to shrimp skillet and toss in sauce.
  7. Serve with lime wedges. Enjoy!

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