Shrimp Lo Mein
Plump shrimp and crisp-tender vegetables intertwine with noodles in a savory sauce for an easy weeknight, one-pot meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time18 mins
Servings: 4 Servings
- 6 ounces thin Chinese egg noodles -- fresh or dry , cooked according to package directions
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic -- minced
- 1/2 cup carrots -- cut into 3-4 inch matchstick size pieces
- 1/2 cup zucchini -- cut into 3-4 inch matchstick size pieces
- 1/2 cup green onion tops -- bias-cut in 1/4 inch pieces
- 4 ounces snow peas -- ends snapped , strings removed, bias-cut into thirds
- 4 ounces French green beans (optional) -- sliced in half lengthwise
- 4 ounces Brown Beech or Maitake mushrooms -- trimmed from base clump and separated
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (add more for additional spice)
- 1 pound shrimp (size: 30-40 count or larger) -- peeled and deveined
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook until just tender, about 4 minutes -- or according to package directions. Drain the noodles, rinse briefly with cold water. When well drained, transfer to a bowl. Toss with the sesame oil, to coat lightly and set aside.
Combine the oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, cornstarch, and pepper in a small bowl and stir to dissolve the cornstarch.
In a large skillet or wok, heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring, or until garlic is fragrant.
Stir in the carrots, zucchini, green onions, snow peas, green beans, mushrooms, and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Cook, stirring, for about 4 minutes.
Add the shrimp and cook until the shrimp begin to turn pink, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the shrimp are no longer translucent, add the noodles to the pan and stir to combine with vegetables and shrimp.
Lastly, gently toss the sauce with the noodles and vegetables until well coated; cook until the sauce is bubbly and thickened. Serve immediately.
Chinese noodles or Japanese soba noodles take only a short time to cook, but check package directions for specific instructions. If using rice noodles or gluten-free pasta, cook according to package directions.
Bias-cut: A slice or cut made at a 45 degree angle from top to bottom, from the side, or both.
Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 321mg | Sodium: 2564mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3395IU | Vitamin C: 32.4mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 4.9mg