This is a Thai dish that I’ve had for years. How I acquired it, I can’t remember; but it’s become one of my favorite ways to prepare shrimp. This dish can be served with rice,  pasta, soya noodles or other grain. I serve it with Pad Thai rice stick noodles to retain that Thai flavor. It’s a simple delicious recipe, and it’ll leave you asking for more.

This dish calls for the usual Asian ingredients, oyster sauce and fish sauce (known as Nam Pla). Both ingredients can be found in Asian stores or markets . In fact, these days, they can be found in most urban supermarkets.



2 tablespoons peanut oil
5 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
3 cups broccoli, rinsed and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 pounds shrimp, cleaned and deveined
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce (Nam Pla)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
½ cup water
2-3 tablespoons sliced scallions


  1. In a wok or large skillet, heat peanut oil over medium-high flame.
  2. Just before garlic turns brown, add broccoli. Sauté for 3 minutes, then add shrimp, oyster sauce, fish sauce and sugar.
  3.  Cook another 2 minutes, add water, cover, lower heat and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4.  Add scallions and serve.
    Yield: 4 servings.