Saucy Curry Shrimp Chow Mein

Saucy Curry Shrimp Chow Mein

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Marvellina
Super easy chow mein is stir-fried with shrimp, veggies, and has coconut curry sauce is a busy weeknight staple. Can be made in wok, skillet, or instant pot.
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Ingredients

  • 14 oz Chow Mein Noodles thick or thin is fine. You may use yakisoba noodles too
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 medium onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika powder optional
  • 1 cup snow peas trim tough end
  • 8 oz large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 Roma tomato or 1 large tomato quartered
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • Salt to taste

Equipment recommended:

Instructions

  • Blanch the noodle briefly in hot water and then refresh with cold water. Set aside. 

If using instant pot (I recommend half the recipe if cooking with instant pot for best result):

  • Push saute on instant pot. When it's "ON" you can add cooking oil and swirl the pot so the oil covers the bottom of the pot. Add onion and saute for about 3 minutes. Add paprika powder (if using), snow peas and stir fry for another minute. Add the shrimp, tomato and saute until the shrimp turn pink. Sprinkle in the curry and turmeric powder and then coconut milk. Stir to mix everything. Wait until the coconut milk comes to the point of almost boiling, but don't let it boil. Add the chow mein noodles and stir to mix everything. If you want it a bit saucier, you can add more coconut milk. Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately

If cooking with wok or skillet:

  • Preheat your wok/skillet over high heat. Add cooking oil. Swirl it around so the oil coats the base and sides of the wok or skillet. Add onion and saute for about 3 minutes. Add paprika powder (if using), snow peas and stir fry for another minute. Add the shrimp, tomato and saute until the shrimp turn pink. Sprinkle in the curry and turmeric powder and then coconut milk. Stir to mix everything. Wait until the coconut milk comes to the point of almost boiling, but don't let it boil. Add the chow mein noodles and stir to mix everything. If you want it a bit saucier, you can add more coconut milk. Season with salt to taste. Serve immediately