Shrimp Lo Mein was the meal that I ordered at my first visit to a Chinese restaurant many, many years ago. A former colleague recommended it to me. She was right, I loved it!
I have always loved shrimp, so, any dish with shrimp in it will get my attention. Lo Mein has a sesame flavor, which is another one of my favorite flavors. The cabbage and carrots give the dish a little bit of a crunch.
It is best to cook the Lo Mein noodles, drain them, then refrigerate them until you are ready to use them. Cold noodles seem to stay more firm than warm noodles once they are added to the dish. Alternatively, run the cooked noodles under cold water to chill them after cooking. Spaghetti, linguine or similar noodles can be substituted for the lo mein noodles.
Shrimp, Chicken or Beef are all good in Lo Mein. The proteins can be used individually or in combination. If you prefer, you can leave out the meat and enjoy a meatless Lo Mein.
Lo Mein is a dish that can be customized to your tastes. Alter the meat(s), or go meatless. Add or remove vegetables as you desire.
My Shrimp Lo Mein recipe uses components from a Lo Mein recipe that my Aunt Jane gave me, a recipe I found on the Damn Delicious site and the Lo Mein that I order from restaurants.
If you like shrimp dishes, check out Shrimp Fried Rice. Like, Lo Mein, Shrimp Fried Rice can be customized to your taste.
I hope you enjoy the Shrimp Lo Mein!
Shrimp Lo Mein
- 8 ounces cooked and cold lo mein noodles, spaghetti or linquine Noodles must be cold.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound shrimp or chicken
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 carrot, julienned
- 2 cups cabbage, shredded
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Drain well.
- Make the sauce by whisking together the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and ginger in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- Add the garlic and carrots. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the shrimp. Cook until done.
- Add the spinach then cook until wilted.
- Add cabbage then stir to combine.
- Add the noodles and soy sauce mixture.
- Gently toss to combine.
- Serve immediately.