No-Pain Lo Mein

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 20 min
  • serves 4

Meal makers: Add a few simple sides to this one-pot meal and double the fun and the food on the table! Prepare store-bought egg or spring rolls (preferred brand Pagoda Cafe) with dishes of duck sauce and sweet hot mustard for dipping. Chill pieces of sliced melons and pineapple spears for a simple dessert. Fortune cookies and green tea are readily available in the Asian food aisle at the market and will add to the total effect of a weeknight fun Chinese supper for your family.

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Directions for: No-Pain Lo Mein


2 Tbsp vegetable, (2 turns around the pan in a slow drizzle)

1 cup (2 handfuls) snow peas, halved on diagonal

1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into match stick size pieces

½ lb(s) assorted mushrooms (shiitake, straw, enoki or oyster), coarsely chopped, if necessary

4 scallions, thinly sliced on diagonal

2 cups (about 4 handfuls) fresh bean sprouts

2 inches fresh ginger root, minced or grated with hand grater

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb(s) lo mein noodles or thin spaghetti, cooked to al dente and drained well

½ cup aged tamari soy sauce

1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil, several drops

Cooked shredded pork, chicken, or small de-veined shrimp may be added to this dish in any combination


1. Heat a wok-shaped skillet or large non-stick skillet over high heat. When pan is very hot, add oil, (it will smoke a bit) then, immediately add the snow peas, pepper, mushrooms, scallions, and bean sprouts. Stir fry for 1 minute to flavor the oil, then add the ginger and garlic, and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add the cooked noodles and toss with to combine. Add the soy sauce and toss the ingredients to coat noodles evenly with sauce. Transfer the lo mein to a serving platter and garnish with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.

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