Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sakeena Lo Mein

So I just made some DELICIOUS Lo Mein, courtesy of Sakeena Ahmed. =)

Here's the recipe she gave me:

Ok, so here's the recipe.  It's a recipe for Vegetable Lo Mein, but you can easily add chicken/beef/shrimp to it if you want.

  • 16 oz. lo mein noodles, uncooked
  • 1 cup vegetable broth/chicken broth/beef broth (depending on what you are making)
  • 1 Tbspn corn starch
  • 3 Tbspn soy sauce
  • 2 Tbspn thick soy sauce (available in Oriental stores)
  • 1 Tbspn sesame oil
  • 2 Tbspn peanut or olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1/2 tspn black pepper
  • 1/2 tspn dried crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 3 stalks scallions, coarsely chopped
Cook the noodles in a large pot of boiling water for 3 minutes.  Rinse, drain, and set aside.

Mix the sauce: broth, cornstarch, soy sauce, thick soy sauce, and sesame oil; mix well and set aside.

Preheat a wok or large nonstick pan with the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the garlic and stirring constantly until the garlic is light brown about 1 minute.  [If making beef/chicken/shrimp, add now and stir fry until cooked.]  Add the carrot and mushroom and turn the heat high; stirring constantly for 1 minute.  Add the snow peas, salt, black pepper, and red pepper; continue stirring for another minute.  Add the sauce, stirring well and bring to a boil.  Add the noodles and stirring well for 2 minutes.  Add scallion, stirring well and serve hot.  Serves 6-8.

* I made it with chicken, so I marinated the chicken in some cornstarch and sesame oil before I cooked. 

1 comment:

  1. i'm so cool, i even have food named after me now. :-P