Greg DuPree
Hands-On Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Yield
4 servings

Lo mein—a Chinese dish that means stirred noodles—is a standard takeout order for many Americans, but making it at home is an opportunity to not only expand your culinary repertoire, but to cut down on expensive delivery. Lo mein noodles are stirred into a sauce—in this case, a mixture of soy, lime, sugar, Sriracha, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. What’s not to like? You’ll also fold in shrimp and sautéed vegetables like bell peppers, scallions, and mushrooms, plus fresh baby bok choy. You can customize the veggies exactly to your liking—the best part about cooking at home.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook noodles according to package directions; drain.

Step 2

Whisk soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, sriracha, 1 teaspoon ginger, a third of the garlic, and 2 tablespoons oil.

Step 3

Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add bell pepper, scallions, and remaining 1 teaspoon ginger and two-thirds garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add shrimp to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Add bok choy and cook, covered, until bright green and tender, about 2 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat. Add soy sauce mixture and noodles and toss to coat.

Step 5

Top with sesame seeds and cilantro.

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