Shrimp Lo Mein Recipe
Lo Mein is a Chinese dish that is made with egg noodles, which are combined with vegetables and the addition of beef, chicken, pork, shrimp or wontons. Our Shrimp Lo Mein recipe combines several types of fresh vegetables with 1-pound of shrimp.
Do you know the difference between Lo Mein and Chow Mein?
Lo Mein means tossed noodles, whereas Chow Mein means fried noddles.
4 tablespoons Canola oil
4 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
6 cloves garlic, smashed and pasted with salt
1 large shallot, thinly sliced into half-moons
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
Freshly ground black pepper
20 Shiitake mushrooms, destemmed and thinly sliced
1 cup Napa cabbage, thinly sliced
20 Snow peas, cleaned and thinly sliced
1/2 cup chicken stock
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
6 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons sambal or less depending on how spicy you want the dish
Pinch of sugar
1 pound Lo Mein noodles, par-cooked
1/2 scallion greens, thinly sliced
4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 Limes, juiced
1. Add oil, ginger, garlic and shallots to wok and turn the heat to medium to avoid burning.
2. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until fragrant and soft. Make sure that you do not burn the ingredients.
3. Remove the ginger, garlic and shallots and set aside.
4. Heat wok and oil to high.
5. Season shrimp with salt and pepper and add to wok, sautéing them 1-2 minutes per side (until pink and opaque.)
6. Remove shrimp and set aside.
7. Add mushrooms to work and saute until soft (2-minutes).
8. Add cabbage and toss to combine.
9. Add snow peas, chicken stock, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sambal and toss to combine.
10. Add a pinch of sugar and stir.
11. Add Lo Mein noodles along with cooked ginger, shallts, garlic and toss to combine (1-minute).
12. Turn off heat and add scallion greens, shrimp and toss.
13. Finish with lime juice and cilantro.
We preface all of our wine pairing suggestions by letting you know that it’s really a matter of personal taste. While we do offer our opinions and why we selected a specific varietal, there is no right or wrong answer when pairing a wine with your dinner.
Pinot Grigio Wine
This Shrimp Lo Mein recipe is a nice flavorful dish that combines the sweetness of the shrimp with the spiciness of the sambal. You also have citrus, vinegar and soy which add unique flavors to this dish. With so much going on, I would pair this dish with a Pinot Grigio. The lime and lemon notes of the wine would pair well with the Lo Mein, not overpowering it but complimenting the flavor profiles from the dish. A Pinot Grigio is also a medium to full-bodied wine, with a rather low acidity and fairly neutral aromas. Follow the link to our wine review site to find our favorite Pinot Grigio wines-LetsHaveWine.com