Chinese Shrimp Lo Mein
I specialize in Asian cooking, especially Chinese recipes. Today, I want to share with you all a staple, Shrimp Lo Mein.
Making all sorts of Chinese food is a love I have to the point that I wrote a best-selling Chinese cookbook!
I love sharing easy and delicious Chinese recipes with my readers, so they can make their favorite Chinese dishes at home.
What is the Difference Between Lo Mein and Chow Mein?
Lo Mein is a traditional Cantonese dish, originated from Hong Kong. The words “Lo Mein” basically means mixed noodles: the noodles are boiled, drained and then stirred in with savory broth/sauce.
When you make Lo Mein, you don’t stir fry the noodles. You stir in the noodles with the sauce so that every strand of the noodles are rich in flavors, and every mouthful of the noodles is velvety, silky and smooth.
On the other hand, Chow Mein is stir-fried until crispy.
What is Lo Mein Sauce Made of?
This sauce is made from a few simple ingredients:
- Oyster sauce
- Soy sauce
- Chicken broth
- Sesame oil
What Kind of Noodles to Use for Lo Mein
One of the most common questions I get from my readers are the accessibility of the basic ingredients, for example: noodles.
I am lucky that I live in California and there are many Chinese/Asian grocery stores where I can pick up just about anything, including freshly made noodles.
However, most of my readers have limited access to a good Asian store, so I am constantly researching and recommending a good brand of packaged noodles for them.
Search no more, as I have found McCormick Simply Asia Chinese Style Lo Mein Noodles that you can purchase from regular grocery stores!
They have other noodles as well, like udon, ramen and soba, too!
Best Shrimp Lo Mein
Here is the recipe, loaded with succulent shrimp, with lots of fresh baby bok choy and red peppers.
I love the perfect texture of McCormick Simply Asia Chinese Style Lo Mein Noodles.
What’s more, they are ready in 6 minutes.
Other than Shrimp Lo Mein, there are so many recipes that you can use the noodles for.
Here is my Shrimp Lo Mein video for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by McCormick. All text and opinions are mine.
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Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe
Shrimp Lo Mein - the best and most delicious Shrimp Lo Mein recipe ever! Made with Simply Asia Chinese Style Lo Mein Noodles, it's better than Chinese restaurants.
- 1/2 pack 7 oz McCormick Simply Asia Chinese Style Lo Mein Noodles (or 3 1/2 oz.)
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 8 oz shrimp
- 6 oz bok choy, sliced
- 8 oz red bell pepper, sliced
- white sesame seeds
Cook the lo mein according to package instructions. Rinse with cold water after cooking, drain and set aside.
Prepare the Sauce in a small bowl. Stir to mix well. Set aside.
Heat up a skillet on high heat. Add the cooking oil. Saute the garlic, then add the shrimp and stir-fry until the surface turns white. Add the bok choy and red bell pepper, stir to combine well.
Add the Sauce into the skillet, stir to mix with the ingredients. Transfer the Lo Mein into the skillet, stir to coat well with the sauce and combine well with the ingredients. Top the lo mein with the white sesame, serve hot.