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jen's stir fried lo-mein

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jenifer Whelan
West Sayville, NY

This is a very versatile recipe.Instead of lo mein you can follow the above directions but serve stir fry over rice or large pearl couscous. There are many vegetable and meat combinations that can be done,many different spice levels.Use your imagination and have fun with it.

(1 rating)
yield 5 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For jen's stir fried lo-mein

  • 1 lb
    pork,chicken,beef or shrimp or a combo of some or all
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 5-6
    baby carrots, julienned
  • 1
    celery stalk, sliced on a slant
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 3
    green onions, chopped
  • 1/2
    head of broccoli, blanched
  • handful of peapods
  • 1
    red,orange or yellow pepper(or a 1\3 of a combo of all 3),julienned
  • 1 sm
    can mung bean sprouts(or fresh if available)
  • 1 sm
    can of sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 sm
    can bamboo shoots
  • 1 can
    low sodium chicken or beef broth
  • flavored stir fry sauce(i prefer to use iron chef tm sesame garlic sauce)
  • seasoning (like mccormick’s szechwan tm or emril’s asian tm)
  • 1 lb
    linguine or angel hair pasta

How To Make jen's stir fried lo-mein

  • 1
    Cut up the carrots,celery,onion,pepper,& green onion.Put in a bowl & set aside.
  • 2
    Julienne whatever meat you’re using.If you want you can cut up the meat ahead of time and marinate with soy sauce, teriyaki sauce or orange juice with a little Asian seasoning or Chinese 5 spice.
  • 3
    You can also blanche the broccoli ahead of time and set aside.
  • 4
    Open cans of sprouts,shoots & chestnuts & drain. Set aside.
  • 5
    Heat a pot of water for the pasta.
  • 6
    Heat up a little oil in a large cast iron skillet or wok.
  • 7
    Toss in and brown the beef,chicken,or pork.
  • 8
    Take the meat out of the pan and set aside.
  • 9
    Now you want to stir fry the raw vegetables. Start with a little oil,toss in the minced garlic,saute a moment and throw in carrots,pepper,celery & onions.Stir fry a few minutes.
  • 10
    Add the browned meat.
  • 11
    Sprinkle in some seasoning & stir fry a few more minutes.(tsp to a tbsp)
  • 12
    Add about 1\3 -1\2 can of broth and your flavored sauce…(example:1\3- 1\2 bottle of Sesame Garlic Sauce)
  • 13
    (If you are doing raw deveined shrimp now is a good time to throw the shrimp in. If shrimp is already cooked wait until the end and toss in with pea pods.)
  • 14
    Cover pan with a lid for a few moments and let the flavors blend and the shrimp to cook.
  • 15
    In the mean time…if your water has started to boil,it’s time to prepare your pasta. Follow package directions.
  • 16
    Take the lid off of your stir fry. Add the drained canned vegetables,pea pods, & broccoli.
  • 17
    Stir & put the lid back on for a minute or three.
  • 18
    If you like your sauce a little thicker,put a tsp or two of corn starch in a little cold water and add to the stir fry & mix it through.
  • 19
    Drain your pasta & put it back in the pan.
  • 20
    Toss in a little bit of the flavored sauce and stir.
  • 21
    Now you serve. Either put the pasta right in a bowl and put vegetables and sauce on top or put the pasta right in the stir fry and toss together.
  • 22
    Serve with some crispy chow mein noodles on top.Deep fry some mini egg rolls as a side dish.

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