Easy Shrimp Lo Mein

Easy Shrimp Lo Mein

Course: Entree, Noodles
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Soaking mushrooms: 10 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Marvellina
Easy Shrimp Lo Mein is super easy less than 30 minutes one-pan stir-fried noodle dish for any day of the week really!! Better and more wholesome than take-out!
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 8 -10 large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 stalk scallion cut into 2-inch length
  • 1 large red bell pepper seeded and cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 dried shiitake mushrooms wash & soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, stemmed & thinly sliced
  • About 10 pieces of snow peas
  • 10 oz lo mein noodles

Seasonings:

  • 3 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup liquid from soaking shiitake mushrooms
  • 1-2 Tbsp sriracha chili sauce optional (if you like it spicy)

Instructions

Seasonings:

  • Mix all the ingredients for seasonings in the bowl and set aside ready for cooking

Cooking the noodles (only do this when you are ready to stir-fry the noodles):

  • Cook the lo mein noodles according to instruction. Fresh noodle usually only take 1-2 minute to cook while the dried version may take 3-5 minutes. Please take care not to overcook the noodles. Don't rinse the noodle with water after that

Stir-frying:

  • Preheat a wok or stir-fry pan. Add in the sesame oil and swirl to coat the wok/pan. Add in the garlic and saute for 5 seconds. Add in the shrimp and let them cook undisturbed to let them brown a little bit and then flip to the other side. It shouldn't take long to cook the shrimp. Remove from the heat when they are pink, about 1 minute or so
  • In the same wok/pan, add in the scallion and bell pepper. Stir fry for about 10 seconds. Add in the carrots and give it a few stir. Add in the snow peas and shiitake mushroom. Stir everything for about 20 seconds. Pour in the seasoning and it will sizzle. Add in lo mein noodles and stir to make sure the seasoning is coating the noodles and everything. Add in the shrimp and give it a final stir. Have a taste and add more soy sauce if needed. It should be savory and slightly sweet (but not too much) with some wetness. Remove from the heat into serving platter and serve immediately

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Notes

You can use store-bought fresh /dried lo mein noodles or substitute with spaghetti or linguine (Nobody will penalize you for it I promise)