When I make or create a new recipe I’m always happy. But when it’s Asian cuisine, I’m especially excited! It’s the cuisine I have the least experience in and the most challenging for me.
But, my New Year’s resolution is to dive into Chinese, Korean, and Japanese cuisine more. And here’s a start. This recipe came out beautifully an I’ll be using this sauce for many a stir fry!
Thank you to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for having me on and being a great source of joy every Wednesday. This is a revised Blue Zones recipe. It doesn’t include meat, but feel free to add your favorite protein to make it a complete meal- chicken, shrimp, or tofu would work nice. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
Better Than Takeout Lo Mein
Ingredients (Serves 4):
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 tsp. chili sauce like Sriracha (optional)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 dime size ginger root, minced
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 ½ cups button mushrooms, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, julienned (sliced thin)
- ¼ cup shredded carrots
- ¼ cup shredded cabbage (red, green, or Napa)
- 2 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
- ½ pound (8oz.) lo main, cooked according to package directions (can use spaghetti)
- Cilantro, lime, and/or sesame for garnish
- Bring a medium pot of water to the boil. Have a strainer or colander nearby.
- In a small bowl mix the first 6 ingredients. Set aside.
- Heat a large saute pan (or wok) with the oil and add the mushrooms, red bell pepper, carrots and cabbage. Cook for 3-4 minutes at a high heat until slightly softened. Move frequently with tongs. Then, add the green onions and cook another minute or two.
- When the water boils, add the lo mein noodles and cook for 4 minutes, or to package directions. Drain immediately and then add to the pan with the veggies.
- Once noodles are added to the pan, add the sauce. Lower heat and toss everything together for a minute or two.
- Serve immediately. Serve with cilantro, lime wedges, and/or sesame seeds. Enjoy!
To your happy and healthy life,
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