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Shrimp Lo Mein

Shrimp Lo Mein

This Shrimp Lo Mein recipe is quick, easy and delicious, making it a perfect dinner for busy weeknights. We use prepackaged, steam-in-the bag broccoli and frozen, clean, easy-to- peel shrimp to make this meal even easier. No Lo Mein noodles on hand? No problem. Just grab a box of spaghetti from the pantry, they’re just as delicious. Enjoy! Need more quick, easy and delicious noodle recipes? Try these: sesame noodles and shrimp & sesame noodles with shrimp.

 

Ingredients

8 oz. Lo Mein Noodles or Spaghetti

1 tbsp. Salt for the pasta water, plus a pinch or two for the shrimp

1½ lbs. Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined

½ cup Chicken Broth

1 tbsp. Corn Starch

¼ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce

1 tbsp. packed Light Brown Sugar

½ tsp. Ginger Powder

½ tsp. Rice Vinegar

2-3 Garlic Cloves, grated or minced

Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper, optional

2 tbsp. Canola Oil

12 oz. Broccoli, steam in the bag variety, or use frozen if fresh is not available

 

Instructions

Clean and peel the shrimp, season with a pinch or two of salt, depending on taste.

 

Cook the noodles

Bring a large pot of water to a boil add a tbsp. of salt and the Lo Mein noodles or spaghetti. Cook the noodles to package directions. Drain the noodles, cover and set aside.

Cook’s Notes: We used spaghetti in this dish; we always keep a supply in the pantry.

 

While you’re waiting for the water to boil

In a small bowl combine the chicken broth, corn starch, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger powder, rice vinegar, garlic and crushed red pepper, if using. Mix well with a whisk or fork.

 

Cook the broccoli

Cook the broccoli to package directions, but use the lowest suggested time. You just want to get the broccoli going, they will continue cooking with the shrimp and sauce. If you’re using frozen, you basically just want to defrost them. Don’t overcook the broccoli so it holds up nicely in the sauce and doesn’t become mushy. Make sure to drain all of the water from the broccoli before adding it to the shrimp.

 

Cook the shrimp

Heat the canola oil in a large wok or large, deep, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes until they start to turn pink, stirring frequently.

 

Add the broccoli to the skillet stir well to combine, add the prepared sauce, cook 3-5 minutes until the shrimp are cooked through, they should be opaque, pink and curled.

 

Remove the pan from the heat so the broccoli and shrimp don’t continue cooking and serve over the noodles. Enjoy!

 

Serves 4

 

Shrimp Lo Mein
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This Shrimp Lo Mein recipe is quick, easy and delicious, making it a perfect dinner for busy weeknights.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: shrimp recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 517 kcal
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. Lo Mein Noodles or Spaghetti
  • Salt for the pasta water plus a pinch or two for the shrimp
  • lbs. Large Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup Chicken Broth
  • 1 tbsp. Corn Starch
  • ¼ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. packed Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Ginger Powder
  • ½ tsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves grated or minced
  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper optional
  • 2 tbsp. Canola Oil
  • 12 oz. Broccoli steam in the bag variety, or use frozen if fresh is not available
Instructions
  1. Clean and peel the shrimp, season with a pinch or two of salt, depending on taste.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil add 1 tbsp. of salt and the Lo Mein noodles or spaghetti. Cook the noodles to package directions. Drain the noodles, cover and set aside.

  3. While you’re waiting for the water to boil
  4. In a small bowl combine the chicken broth, corn starch, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger powder, rice vinegar, garlic and crushed red pepper, if using. Mix well with a whisk or fork.
  5. Cook the broccoli to package directions, but use the lowest suggested time. You just want to get the broccoli going, they will continue cooking with the shrimp and sauce. Drain all of the water from the broccoli before adding it to the shrimp.

  6. Heat the oil in a large wok or large, deep, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 minutes until they start to turn pink, stirring frequently.

  7. Add the broccoli to the skillet stir well to combine, add the prepared sauce, cook 3-5 minutes until the shrimp are cooked through.

  8. Serve the shrimp over the noodles.

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Lo Mein
Amount Per Serving
Calories 517 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 428mg 143%
Sodium 1993mg 83%
Potassium 583mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 6g
Protein 45g 90%
Vitamin A 10.6%
Vitamin C 103.5%
Calcium 30.7%
Iron 30.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This Shrimp Lo Mein recipe is quick, easy and delicious, making it a perfect dinner for busy weeknights. We use prepackaged, steam-in-the bag broccoli and frozen, clean, easy-to- peel shrimp to make this meal even easier. #shrimplomein #shrimp #lomein #Asianfood #easydinnerrecipes

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