Another One-Pan Wonder

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If simple, healthy and tasty is what you want, this recipe is what you need. Another one-pan wonder, Broiled Shrimp and Broccoli with Spicy Peanut Sauce, is taken from Fine Cooking author Molly Gilbert. Inspired by Southeast Asian shrimp satay, this one-pan dish is a weeknight favorite.

When Russ started combining the ingredients for the sauce, we both realized that, being the “sauce-lovin'” kind of people we are, we needed to double the amount—and we’re glad we did. Taste the peanut sauce before tossing it with the shrimp. If you want it spicier, add more Sriracha. And for those with a more delicate palette, reduce the amount.

And we knew that three minutes under the broiler for the initial step of the broccoli wouldn’t suffice, so we at least doubled the time. While we served it without anything else, you could add some rice or vermicelli for a more robust meal.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 3 Tbs. creamy peanut butter,preferably natural
  • 2 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 tsp. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Asian sesame oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Sriracha; more or less to taste
  • 1-1/2 tsp. plain rice vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1-1/4 lb. extra-large shrimp(26 to 30 per lb.), peeled and deveined, and if desired, remove tails
  • 1 lb. 1-inch broccoli florets(about 4 cups)
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Whisking the peanut sauce ingredients.

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Tossing the shrimp with half of the peanut sauce mixture.

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The shrimp marinate in the peanut sauce.

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Broccoli florets are spread out on a foil lined rimmed baking sheet.

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After the broccoli has started to brown, arrange the shrimp around the pan.

Directions

  1. Position a rack about 6 inches from the broiler element and heat the broiler on high. Line a large rimmed sheet pan with aluminum foil and mist it with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, Sriracha, vinegar, lime juice, and 2 Tbs. warm water until smooth. Set aside half of the sauce for serving and toss the shrimp with the remaining sauce.
  3. On the prepared pan, toss the broccoli with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and broil until lightly browned on the edges, about 3 minutes, keeping a close eye on the pan and tossing occasionally to prevent burning.
  4. Arrange the shrimp on and around the broccoli, spreading it out evenly. Return the pan to the oven and broil until the broccoli is charred on the edges and the shrimp are just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more.
  5. Serve the shrimp and broccoli with the reserved peanut sauce on the side for dipping.

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The peanut butter-Sriracha mixture is a flavorful dipping sauce.

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