Better Than Takeout Shrimp Lo Mein

Quick and simple Better Than Takeout Shrimp Lo Mein… For those nights when you’re craving takeout, but don’t want to order something. Shrimp sautéed in sesame oil, and then tossed with garlic, red pepper flakes ,and some soy sauce. Finally, everything is mixed together with all your favorite vegetables, and some lo mein noodles! Not only are these noodles delicious, but they’re also made easily, using nothing more than pantry ingredients and frozen shrimp, and ready to eat in JUST 45 minutes. It might actually be faster than ordering your favorite take out. Oh, and did I mention that these delicious noodles can easily be made vegan? Yep, this delicious lo mein is absolutely the perfect weeknight dinner for all!

lo mein in blue plate on tan napkin with jar of sesame seeds, chili paste, and green onions

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About The Recipe

I’ll be honest, lo mein of any kind was a favorite of mine growing up! I loved all the noodles and veggies. It definitely was my go-to order whenever we went somewhere…and, even as I’ve gotten older and tried new dishes, It’s always nice to go back and enjoy just a really large bowl of noodles, you know?

But most of the time, we really don’t want to order takeout. It takes over an hour to get something! So, we decided to make this super simple shrimp lo mein and, I’m really not joking, it’s SO much better than take out!

shrimp lo mein on wood board

Plus, this makes for a great way to clean out the fridge! You can pretty much throw anything into this dish and always have it come out delicious.

Equipment Needed

  • Large Skillet or Wok
  • Wooden Spatula

Ingredients

  • Lo Mein Noodles
  • Broccoli Florets
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Shrimp
  • Garlic
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
sesame oil, lo mein noodles, mushrooms, broccoli, red pepper flakes, onion, carrots, garlic, soy sauce, and shrimp on marble counter

Instructions

Cook lo mein noodles according to package directions, drain, and set aside.

cooked noodles in colander

In a large wok over medium heat, add sesame oil. Heat until shimmering. Add mushrooms, garlic, and red pepper flakes and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes.

Stir in shrimp and continue to cook for 2 minutes. 

Add onions, carrots, and broccoli. Sauté for about 1-2 minutes, or until desired degree of doneness.

Stir in lo mein noodles. Mix thoroughly.

noodles added to vegetables and shrimp

Mix in soy sauce and serve!

How To Store

You can keep this lo mein in an airtight container and in the fridge for about 4-5 days. To reheat, you can either microwave it or place in a skillet over the stove with a little sesame oil to keep it from sticking.

Substitutions

The great thing about this dish is you can substitute almost anything to make it what you want! It’s so versatile and always delicious.

  • To make this recipe vegan, use udon or soba noodles, and leave out the shrimp (or substitute with tofu!).
  • If you don’t have shiitakes, you can use baby portobello mushrooms.
  • Olive oil an be used in place of sesame oil.
  • Any vegetables can be added or taken out of this recipe!

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Expert Tips

  • Be careful not to overcook the shrimp!
  • Splash the lo mein noodles with cold water before adding them to the lo mein. This will help unstick them.
  • Everything is this recipe is adjustable to taste.
  • You can use and/or add chicken or beef to this lo mein.
  • This recipe stores and reheats well!

When you make this Better Than Takeout Shrimp Lo Mein, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

lo mein in blue plate on tan napkin with jar of sesame seeds, chili paste, and green onions

Better Than Takeout Shrimp Lo Mein

Traci
Nothing beats a large bowl of noodles! This Better Than Takeout Shrimp Lo Mein is simple, delicious, spicy, and the perfect weeknight dinner.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian/American
Servings 4
Calories 368 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cups shiitake (or baby bella) mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ cup onion, sliced
  • 1 cup carrot, julienned
  • 12 ounces shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes,
  • ¼ cup soy sauce, or to taste
  • 8 ounces Lo Mein noodles
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 green onion chopped for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Cook lo mein noodles according to package directions, drain, and set aside. (They will stick together when you leave them! Don’t worry about it. Splash them with some cold water before tossing them in at the end.)
  • In a large wok (or skillet) over medium heat, add sesame oil. Heat until shimmering.
  • Add mushrooms, garlic, and red pepper flakes and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in shrimp and continue to cook for 2 minutes. 
  • Add onions, carrots, and broccoli. Sauté for 1 minute or until desired degree of doneness.
  • Stir in lo mein noodles. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add soy sauce.

Notes

  • Be careful not to overcook the shrimp!
  • Splash the lo mein noodles with cold water before adding them to the lo mein. This will help unstick them.
  • Everything is this recipe is adjustable to taste.
  • You can use and/or add chicken or beef to this lo mein.
  • This recipe stores and reheats well!

EQUIPMENT

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 368kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 28gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 214mgSodium: 1683mgPotassium: 581mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 5626IUVitamin C: 40mgCalcium: 164mgIron: 3mg

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