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Garlicky shrimp with broccoli and toasted breadcrumbs

Total Time
20 min
12 min
8 min
Toasted Japanese breadcrumbs mixed with lemon zest elevate the flavor of this shrimp dish. Toasted Japanese breadcrumbs make an unusual but excellent topping for this dish. Also try the breadcrumbs on pasta, in place of grated cheese. This can also be made with broccoli rabe instead of broccoli. This dish makes an excellent one-dish meal and comes together in just 20 minutes. You can serve it over rice or soba noodles, if desired.


Uncooked broccoli

3 cup(s), small florets


¼ cup(s)

Olive oil

1 Tbsp, extra-virgin, divided

Panko breadcrumbs


Lemon zest

½ tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp, divided

Uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), large, peeled, deveined


3 large clove(s), sliced

Canned chicken broth


Crushed red pepper flakes


Fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp


  1. Put broccoli and water in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave on high until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain well; set aside (be cautious when uncovering bowl).
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and cook, stirring often, until lightly toasted, about 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape toasted crumbs into a bowl; stir in lemon zest and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat; add shrimp and sauté until shrimp turn pink, about 2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté until very light golden, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in broth, pepper flakes and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring to loosen bits from bottom of pan, just until shrimp is cooked through, about 1 minute.
  5. Remove skillet from heat and add cooked broccoli; toss to mix and coat. Drizzle with lemon juice and remaining teaspoon oil; toss again. Serve shrimp and broccoli sprinkled with toasted breadcrumbs. Yields about 3/4 cup shrimp with broccoli and 4 teaspoon breadcrumbs per serving.