Do you know how to make lo main? Change up your usual dinner routine and spice things up with this amazing shrimp lo main recipe. It is easy and quick to make shrimp recipe and the result is delicious, asian inspired, very flavorful noodles with scrumptious sauce, succulent shrimp and veggies that are so much better and healthier than any takeout Chinese food.
What is lo main? Do not let the ridiculously short list of lo-main ingredients fool you. This dish is full of intense and complex flavors thanks to the luscious sauce and aromatic vegetables (such as cabbages, carrots, celery, scallions or any other vegetables you like) that pair great with delicate taste and nature of shrimp and lo main noodles. Lo main noodles are Chinese egg noodles, made from mixture of flour and egg. These noodles are similar in taste to Italian spaghetti with a bonus beautiful yellow undertone. The color of the egg noodles combine with colorful vegetables makes this dish look exceptionally appetizing on the plate. You can also add some salted or cooked mushrooms to lomain if you like.
Lo main noodles come fresh, dried or frozen with fresh being the best option. They can be found in the refrigerated section of most asian markets.
Making shrimp lo main only requires few simple steps. Prepare the noodles according to the package instruction. Make the sauce by whisking together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sugar and ginger. Create the lo main dish by sautéing the fragrants like garlic, ginger and shallot in oil in a hot wok (standing on medium heat) followed by vibrant vegetables like carrots, celery and cabbage. Add plump shrimp (you can boil it in a pan for a few minutes before) and cook until pink. Lastly add noodles, sauce and sprinkle with Asian sesame oil. Serve hot dish with sauce on the large plate and sprinkle it with sesame. That is it, absolutely effortless. Try spicy shrimp lo mein recipe.
This easy shrimp lo mein dish is kid and adult friendly. Everyone loves it. You can also add sriracha sauce in the end for a nice spicy kick as well. This dish is a great addition to your weekly meal rotation. If you or your kids are not into seafood you can substitute the shrimp for chicken, pork or beef. Experiment with your favorite asian vegetables like snap peas or bell peppers. I have made this recipe with every protein and vegetarian and it comes out and tastes great very single time.