Easy shrimp lo mein is a classic recipe made with Chinese noodles, shrimp, broccoli, mushrooms and a simple soy lime sauce! This is a healthier version of your favorite Chinese take out that you can make at home in 30 minutes.
Making authentic lo mein
It’s easy to make authentic lo mein at home. Saute a few fresh ingredients in a skillet or wok. Stir in an authentic lo mein sauce made with sesame oil, ginger, garlic and soy sauce to create a slightly sweet sauce with a kick of flavor. Add Chinese noodles and create a classic dish made at home in little time. This easy recipe is a staple on our dinner table because it cooks quickly and is packed with flavor.
How to make shrimp lo mein
Lo Mein is easier to make than you think. We love adding shrimp because it cooks quicker than a lot of other proteins. You can also easily adapt this recipe to fit your taste. Omit or add a different vegetable depending on your preferences or what you have on hand. Using high quality ingredients and authentic sauces helps create the best flavor.
- Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain the noodles.
- While the noodles are cooking, whisk together the sauce – soy sauce, lime juice, honey, ginger, garlic and sesame oil.
- Stir fry vegetables in a wok or skillet. Add shrimp and cook until pink.
- Add sauce and cooked noodles to stir fry and toss to coat. That’s it!
Where to buy lo mein noodles?
Lo mein noodles add authentic flavor to this dish. You can use spaghetti noodles in a pinch, but it won’t be the same as using real Chinese lo mein noodles. Look for Chinese egg noodles in your supermarket. If you find chow mein noodles, you can use those as well. We use wide lo mein noodles for this recipe but also love it with the classic Chinese egg noodles.
Making your favorite take out meals at home is easy! If you love this homemade dish inspired by your favorite take out, then you should also try Garlic Sesame Chicken Stir Fry, Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry or Shrimp Stir Fry. These meals are packed with flavor and are much healthier than Chinese take out. Feel free to add your favorite noodles to these stir fry dishes instead of serving them with rice.
This dish has the perfect amount of authentic Chinese flavor and comes together in 30 minutes. It’s much healthier than takeout and packed with vegetables and protein.
Try it and let us know what you think.
Shrimp Lo Mein
- 8 ounces lo mein noodles
- 1/4 cup soy sauce, or tamari
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger, (from 2-inch piece), divided
- 3 cloves garlic, minced and divided
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
- 4 ounces mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
- 12 ounces broccoli florets
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro , loosely packed
- Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.
- Whisk soy sauce, lime juice, honey, 1 teaspoon ginger, one clove minced garlic, and 1 tablespoon sesame oil.
- Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add onion and mushrooms and stir fry 2 to 2 minutes until browned. Add broccoli and cook, stirring, until bright green, 2 to 3 minutes. Add scallions and remaining ginger and garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add shrimp to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Add soy sauce mixture and noodles and toss to coat.
- Garnish with sesame and fresh cilantro, as desired. Enjoy!
- Use your favorite kind of lo mein noodles. We used wide lo mein noodles for this recipe, but any kind will work.
- Substitute mushrooms or any of the vegetables for another none of your favorite vegetables.