This quick and easy Shrimp Chow Mein recipe will be your favorite at-home chinese dish yet! Customize this recipe with your favorite proteins and vegetables. This is a perfect fridge-cleaning recipe. Add 1 teaspoon Asian chilie-garlic sauce (or sriracha) to the stir fry sauce if you would like it to be spicy.
1poundfresh chow mein or 12 oz package of dried chow mein noodles
2teaspoonsAsian sesame oil
2stalksgreen onioncut into 1" lengths
1/2pound shrimpshelled and deveined
2tablespoonsroasted sesame seeds
Stir Fry Sauce
1stalk green onionchopped
handful fresh bean sprouts
Prepare the noodles Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and cook the noodles 1-2 minutes shy of the package instructions. We want the noodles al-dente. Drain immediately and toss with sesame oil.
Combine stir fry sauce in a small bowl.
Sear Shrimp: Heat a wok or large saute pan over high heat. When hot, swirl in just 1 tablespoon of the cooking oil. Sear the shrimp on both sides (but do not cook through). Transfer shrimp to a clean plate, set aside.
Stir Fry the Vegetables: Add in the onions (if using), and other vegetables. Stir-fry for 2-4 minutes, until vegetables are tender-crisp. Transfer vegetables to the shrimp plate, set aside.
Stir Fry the Noodles: Return pan to medium-high heat. When hot, swirl the remaining 1 tablespoon of cooking oil. Add in the green onions, and give it a good toss, and then add in the drained noodles. Stir fry for 2 minutes, until noodles are of desired texture (give it a taste). Turn heat to high. Pour in the stir fry sauce and the seared shrimp/vegetable mixture. Give everything a nice toss and heat everything through. Sprinkle with sesame seeds to serve.