Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

shrimp lo mein (authentic)

Recipe by
Karen D
Woodbury, CT

This Shrimp Lo Mein recipe is so good, you will never need to order take-out again. It has a perfect flavor balance and makes an excellent main course meal. I use organic ingredients whenever possible, and this dish is a winner in my house, every time.

yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For shrimp lo mein (authentic)

  • 1 lb
    spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 1 1/2 lb
    raw, medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 c
    fresh broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2
    yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c
    mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 c
    carrots, julienned
  • 3/4 c
    raw sugar snap peas
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 6 Tbsp
    reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 6 Tbsp
    oyster sauce
  • 5 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 6 tsp
    fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 dash
    5-spice powder
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes

How To Make shrimp lo mein (authentic)

  • 1
    Cook spaghetti in lightly salted water until slightly firm to the bite, approximately 10 minutes. Drain.
  • 2
    Whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic powder, fish sauce, brown sugar, ground ginger, 5-spice powder and red pepper flakes in a bowl until sugar is dissolved.
  • 3
    Heat oil in a large skillet, electric frying pan or wok over medium heat. Cook shrimp 1-2 minutes, just until they change color; remove to plate and set aside.
  • 4
    Cook broccoli and carrots 3-5 minutes, covered. Add mushrooms and sugar snap peas; cook another 1-2 minutes. Add onion and cook another 1-2 minutes. Add chopped garlic. Stir. Cover and cook until all vegetables just begin to soften. Return reserved cooked shrimp to pan. Add sauce and cooked spaghetti, stir to coat evenly. Cook and stir until hot and evenly mixed, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
  • 5
    Optional: garnish with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.