Friday, July 9, 2010

Quick Vegetable Lo Mein

I needed a side to go with the Crispy Baked Chicken with Citrus Teriyaki that I made last night. I LOVE lo mein, so I thought I would try and make my own. Much to my surprise it turned out great! I would totally make it again.

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Quick Vegetable Lo Mein

Ingredients:

8 oz of Spaghetti
1 Med/Lg Yellow Onion (Coarsely Chopped)
2 Cloves of Garlic
3 TBS Oil
1 Bag of Asian Stir-Fry Vegetables
Note: The stir fry mix is available in the produce section (by the cabbage & Bok Choy). The one I bought had Cabbage, Bok Choy, Carrots, Snap peas, and Celery AND it came with a small packet of stir-fry sauce! Jack Pot! I used this and doctored the sauce up with the below ingredients.

Sauce:
The stir fry sauce pouch that comes with the veggies
3-4 TBS Soy
1 TBS Rice Vinegar
1 TBS Mirin
Salt & Pepper to taste

Directions:

Cook pasta according to box instructions. I usually salt the water and add a few tsps of olive oil so the pasta doesn't stick. Onced cooked, drain and set aside.

In a large skillet (or Wok if you have one), allow 3 TBS of oil to heat up over high heat(make sure it's super hot before adding the veggies). Add Onions and Saute until edges are brown (about 2-3 minutes). Next, add the stirfry veggie mix and toss (I use tongs). Allow to cook for about 2-3 more minutes. Edges will start to soften and turn golden. Add two cloves of garlic (grated) and toss well. Allow to cook for another minute or so and then add the sauce packet that came with the veggies and... you guessed it... "Toss Well". hah

Make sure the veggies are good and cooked (but still slightly firm). Add the drained noodles and mix it up really well with the veggies. Here is where you doctor up the sauce with the soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin, and salt & pepper. You can add hot sauce too if that floats your boat. Sriracha is a popular one to use in Asian dishes. I added a few squirts. Tweek the flavors to your liking by adding more / less soy (the salty), mirin (the sweet), and rice vinegar (the tangy).

That's it!! Serve it up. It was quick, easy, and most importantly, delicious!

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2 Responses to “Quick Vegetable Lo Mein”

  1. 1

    Sarah — July 9, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    They are very pretty! And now I want Chinese food. :)

  2. 2

    Anderson Family — July 19, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    okay so I want to try this lo mein…but what the heck is the ingredient murin? where would I find such a thing? :)
    thank you,
    a confused cooking wife
    :)
    ps miss you

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