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20-Minute Skillet Lo Mein (+Giveaway)

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: dinner, Asian, main
  • Cuisine: Asian

Description

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.


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Ingredients

  • 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.
  • Ingredients
  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Notes

Have fun: switch up the veggies with fresh bean sprouts, broccoli florets, sliced mushrooms, or thinly sliced napa cabbage.