Chinese Takeout: Homemade Lo Mein in 4 Easy Steps!
Put down that phone and step away from the menu. I promise you that this recipe for Lo Mein Noodles by blogger, Damn Delicious, is absolutely phenomenal. In fact, on my browser I have a bookmarked file labeled, “Chinese Takeout Recipes”. This recipe is my go-to for lo mein noodles. I admit it, sometimes I just crave the taste of soy sauce. I can thank my Asian husband for that 😉 . No, but seriously, this lo mein dish is sweet, slightly spicy, and oh-so-flavorful! The sauce is a blend of sesame oil, soy sauce, minced ginger, and Sriracha. And the best part? You can whip up this dish in under 30 minutes flat! So before you go spending money at your local Chinese restaurant, grab a few veggies from the fridge and give this dish a try! Enjoy this recipe everyone and let’s get cooking! 🙂
Homemade Lo Mein in 4 Easy Steps
- 8 ounces lo mein egg noodles (or thin spaghetti if lo lein noodles aren’t available)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, julienned
- 1 carrot, julienned
- 1/2 cup snow peas
- 3 cups baby spinach
FOR THE SAUCE
- 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, or more, to taste
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
Step 1: Get a pot of salted water boiling and toss in your noodles. Cook according to the box. (My thin spaghetti took 7 minutes).
Step 2: Mix together all of your sauce ingredients and set aside in a mixing bowl.
Step 3: Saute all of your veggies and set aside. (Note: If you don’t have these specific veggies, just use what you have! Frozen veggies (or canned) are just fine too!)
Step 4: Drain the noodles and toss into a large mixing bowl. Add your cooked vegetables and sauce and mix, mix, mix! Serve immediately and enjoy! 🙂