Better Than Restaurant Shrimp Lo Mein

By: Prasanna| Published: 10:29:00 PM
Make this flavourful Shrimp Lo mein in 30 minutes, with quick homemade sauce! Toss egg noodles with shrimp, vegetables, and delicious sauce to prepare a quick dinner.

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Everyone loves the famous Chinese takeout noodle dish - Shrimp Lo Mein. This shrimp lo mein recipe is better than a restaurant, ready in under 30 minutes, with stir-fried vegetables and an amazing sauce.

If you love takeout-style dishes, you will love chicken lo mein, chicken chow mein, sesame garlic ramen, and mushroom ramen.

a closer look at pan with shrimp lo mein noodles

Shrimp Lo Mein

What is shrimp lo mein?

Lo mein is a stir-fry dish made
with egg noodles, a protein of your choice, vegetables, and homemade sauce!

You can use egg noodles or any other noodles of your choice, also vegetables can be anything you like such as carrot, cabbage, spring onion, mushrooms, snow peas, etc.

Lo Mein vs. Chow Mein

Most restaurants serve lo mein and chow mein dishes,  but the main difference between the two dishes is the way the noodles are prepared.
Chow Mein is a fried noodle dish and Lo Mein is a tossed noodle dish.

What is in shrimp lo mein?

  • Noodles:  Egg noodles work best for this dish. You can use either fresh noodles or dried ones.
  • Shrimp:  Fresh or frozen shrimp work for this recipe, but fresh is always best. Use raw, peeled, and deveined medium-sized shrimp.
  • Veggies:  Use the vegetables that suit you the best - spring onion, cabbage, bell peppers, carrot, snow peas. 
  • Sauce:   Easy and best sauce made by mixing together - soy sauce, oyster sauce chili oil, brown sugar, sriracha, and rice vinegar.
ingredients to make the lo mein sauce
ingredients to make shrimp lo mein

How to make shrimp lo mein

Step 1:  Marinate shrimp with salt, and a pinch of black pepper powder.

Step 2:  Bring a pot of water to a boil, add the noodles and once the noodles are cooked, drain the noodles and toss the noodles with little oil. Keep aside.

Step 3:  Mix the sauce ingredients and keep aside.

Step 4:  In a wok, add oil. When the oil is hot, add garlic and ginger, and saute till soft and fragrant.
Add cabbage, carrot, bell peppers, and spring onion white, and saute for a minute.
steps to make shrimp lo mein
Step 5:  Add shrimp to the wok and saute for another minute.
Adjust salt and pepper, add sauce, and mix well.
how to make shrimp lo mein
cooking shrimp for shrimp lo mein recipe
Step 6:  Add noodles to the wok and toss well so that the sauce coats the noodles well.
shrimp lo mein  in a pan
Step 7:   Add spring onion greens, toss well and serve.
a pan with delicious shrimp lo mein

Tips to make the recipe for shrimp lo mein
  • Do not overcook the noodles, as the noodles gets cooked further in the wok.
  •  You can use fresh noodles found in Asian markets or use dried noodles.
  • Use medium-sized fresh shrimp as they have a ton of flavor.
  • Leftover shrimp lo mein can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Reheat the leftover lo mein noodles in a pan or microwave.
  • You can swap out shrimp for any other protein you choose, like chicken, tofu, or any other protein.
  • Keep the sauce mixed and veggies chopped before you start as that makes the cooking very quick.
  • Toss the ingredients on high heat to get the restaurant-style flavor and texture for the final dish.

closer look at the pan with shrimp lo mein
a white bol with best shrimp lo mein

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    1. Followed the recipe but doubled the sauce,omitted the eggs and added corn starch to thicken. It was yummy!


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