Chinese shrimp lo mein recipe, authentic and satisfying. This is a spicy rendition, make it when you have a hankering for yummy, hot shrimp and noodles. Serve for a dinner party, potluck or as a cold left over for lunch. This quantity is for two large portions.
Things You'll Need:
Wok or large skillet
Saucepan and water
1 pkg noodles: lo mein or spaghetti
2 dozen thawed, peeled, deveined, medium (41-50/lb) shrimp.
1 tbsp. cooking oil
1/2 diced white onion.
3 cloves diced garlic
1 tsp. minced ginger
2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
2 tsp. chili paste or cayenne pepper
1 tbsp. diced scallions
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. sesame oil or oyster sauce
Salt and pepper
Optional: mung sprouts, bamboo shoots. sliced water chestnuts, diced carrots, diced cabbage.
Prepare noodles: Place in boiling water, follow package instructions, under cook ( al dente). Rinse and set aside.
Heat cooking oil in large skillet over medium low : add onions and cook down, then add garlic, ginger paste, chili paste, hoisin sauce. Simmer for several minutes.
Add prepared shrimp and saute.
To skillet mixture: add scallions, soy sauce and sesame oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Add more cayenne or chili paste if desired.
When shrimp are pink: add noodles and other options n the last few minutes. Mix well and serve hot with chopsticks.