In mere minutes, you’ll be dishing up unbelievable flavor with this 20-Minute Skillet Lo Mein. Pair it with Asian style salmon for the ultimate weeknight meal.
- In mere minutes, you’ll be dishing up unbelievable flavor with this 20-Minute Skillet Lo Mein. Pair it with Asian style salmon for the ultimate weeknight meal.
- For the Sauce:
- 4 TB less-sodium, good quality soy sauce
- 1 TB mirin (Asian aisles of grocery stores)
- 1 TB granulated sugar
- 1 TB toasted Asian sesame oil (Asian aisles of grocery stores)
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- For the Lo Mein:
- 8 oz fresh Asian style noodles (or spaghetti/linguine, if you can’t find the fresh noodles)
- 2 TB toasted Asian sesame oil
- 2 TB olive oil
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 cups matchstick carrots (pre-cut from store)
- 1 1/2 cups bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
- Optional Garnishes: thinly sliced green onions, toasted sesame seeds, sriracha
- Fill pot with generously salted water, and cook your choice of noodles according to package instructions to al dente (be sure not to over-cook.) Drain well and toss with 2 TB Asian sesame oil; set aside.
- While noodles are cooking, prepare the rest of the dish: In a bowl, whisk together all sauce ingredients. Set sauce aside. Heat 2 TB olive oil in a large, deep skillet (you can use a wok, but it’s not necessary.) Once oil is hot, add onions and garlic, stirring 2 minutes until fragrant. Add carrots and bell peppers, stirring 3-4 minutes or until softened.
- Add the cooked/drained noodles into the skillet. Pour your prepared sauce evenly over the noodles, tossing gently to coat all ingredients thoroughly. Serve warm, with your choice of garnish.
Have fun: switch up the veggies with fresh bean sprouts, broccoli florets, sliced mushrooms, or thinly sliced napa cabbage.