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Quick Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Quick Shrimp Lo Mein

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"This shrimp lo mein is easy to prepare and tastes wonderful! Can double the sauce if you like more. Can add additional water or broth to sauce if you like it less thick. Use whatever combination of vegetables you like for about 4 cups total. You can also serve the vegetables and shrimp over the noodles, as opposed to tossing them together."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook angel hair in the boiling water until cooked through yet firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes; drain. Toss with sesame oil in a bowl to coat.
  2. Mix water, soy sauce, cornstarch, oyster sauce, and ground ginger into a sauce a small bowl.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Cook and stir shrimp in hot oil until pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove shrimp from skillet to a bowl and return pan to heat.
  4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in the pan. Cook and stir bell pepper, celery, broccoli, snap peas, onion, cabbage, and garlic in oil until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Pour prepared sauce over vegetable mixture; stirring continually, bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, 30 to 45 seconds. Return shrimp to the pan; cook 1 minute more. Add drained pasta; toss to coat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 28, 2012

Very good recipe! Thanks for submitting it. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I found the sauce "as-is" was too bland for us--I had to add more oyster sauce and soy sauce to give it flavor, so next time I will just use a little less water and reduce the cornstarch accordingly. I didn't have shrimp, so I used leftover pork chops cut into bite-sized chunks. We also left out the bell pepper (just a preference) and added some cut baby carrots for color and flavor. Delicious! I doubled the recipe for our family of 8, and it made generous portions, so everyone was satisfied, but there were no leftovers!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2013

This was blander than I was expecting. Like the other reviews mentioned, make much more of the sauce than called for. I am going to continue my search for authentic lo mein

Feb 16, 2013

Very tasty! I doubled the sauce ingredients, tripled the garlic, added scallions, used snow pea pods instead of snap peas and red bell peppers as opposed to green. Served over 2 pckg. Yakisoba noodles (tossed with sesame oil) and spring rolls. Would make again!

Jul 04, 2012

This is a very easy meal to prepare and delicious. The only thing I do different is sub the sesame oil with evoo. Just a personal preference. Good directions. You can also make this with any meat of your choice.

Oct 28, 2013

Loved it great recipe!! Got my hubby to eat more veggies

Mar 31, 2013

This was simple to follow and allowed for additions or substitutions- added 1/4 c prepared stir fry sauce, (instead of doubling as others suggested )garlic butter (was out of minced), and crushed walnuts as a topping- didn't have cabbage or snap peas on hand. I also added a dash of worsetshire in place of oyster sauce. Great lo mien!

Jul 30, 2012

It is quick, easy and yummy.

Nov 15, 2012

had veggies in the fridge to use up so I decided to make a stirfry. The sauce to this one sounded good so I decided to give it a try. I used tofu instead of shrimp and bean sprouts instead of snap peas. The amount of cornstarch called for was too much in comparison to the amount of liquid. The sauce immediately seized up when it hit the hot pan. I had to add another 1/2 cup or so of water to loosen it back up again. This watered down the flavor a little but it was still tasty. I will make this again but adjust the sauce ingredients.


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  • Calories
  • 378 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 173 mg
  • 58%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 27.3 g
  • 55%
  • Sodium
  • 1272 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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