Spicy Shrimp Lo Mein with Udon Noodles

Ok, I’m tired, like can’t stand these bullcrap versions of Lo Mein that taste the exact same.  Throw a generic noodle or even spaghetti noodle into a Lo Mein sauce, add a protein like chicken or shrimp and serve it.  Guess what, no more.  Not only will this amazing recipe for a spicy Lo Mein, I used shrimp but you can substitute for chicken, make you want to refuse to order from your local delivery, but it is soooo easy to make and a quick recipe.

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Spicy Shrimp Lo Mein with Udon Noodles

This is a fun easy and better than most restaurants spicy shrimp Lo Mein recipe.  

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 12-20 shrimp
  • 2 servings udon noodles
  • 1 large carrot peeled, halved long ways, sliced into semi circles
  • 1/2 lb string beans or geen beans sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 chunk fresh ginger peeled and minced
  • 2-4 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 2 large scallions finely chopped with the whites and green separated
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp sriracha (more if you like a ton of spice)
  • olive oil extra virgin
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by heating a large drizzle of extra virgin olive oil with salt and pepper over medium high heat (number 7). 

  2. While it's heating, combing the chili flakes with the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sriracha, vegetable stock, water and sea salt and pepper in a bowl.

  3. Once the pan is hot, toss in the green beans and carrots and cook for about 5 minutes. Make sure to toss them.

  4. Once they start to caramelize, add in the garlic and whites of the scallions. Let those cook for about 2 or 3 minutes and toss in the shrimp, al dente udon noodles, garlic and ginger.

  5. Once the shrimp is mostly cooked, add the main sauce, oyster sauce, everything else (except the scallion greens) and salt and pepper and let it cook until all liquids have reduced all the way. Once everything is cooked all the way, plate it and sprinkle the scallion greens on top to add some color and texture. Now serve and watch as everyone regrets ever ordering Lo Mein at a restaurant.  

Recipe Notes

Ok, I'm tired, like can't stand these bullcrap versions of Lo Mein that taste the exact same.  Throw a generic noodle or even spaghetti noodle into a Lo Mein sauce, add a protein like chicken or shrimp and serve it.  Guess what, no more.  Not only will this amazing recipe for a spicy Lo Mein, I used shrimp but you can substitute for chicken, make you want to refuse to order from your local delivery, but it is soooo easy to make and a quick recipe.

This recipe was inspired by HelloFresh but modified a lot by me. Leave a comment and let me know how this worked for you.

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