Tuesday, November 10, 2015

{Recipe Files}: Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein

That was a mouthful, wasn't it? Pun not intended!

This dish is as flavorful as the name of it is long!

I saw the recipe on Baker By Nature's website at the perfect time: when my husband and I were both craving Asian flavors! Enter this easy 20 minute, flavor-packed meal! 
(The ingredients list will look long, but again, if you've made any Asian-inspired meals before, you likely have a lot of this on hand already.)

What You Need:
See? It's not actually that much!
~8 oz package lo mein noodles 
~2 Tbsp olive oil
~1 Tbsp butter
~1/2 pound shrimp, peeled
~1 medium zucchini, cut into half moons
~2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tsp from jar)
~1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
~2 large eggs, lightly beaten
~1 Tbsp brown sugar
~2 1/2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce 
~2 Tbsp sriracha sauce
Optional: ~1 tsp grated ginger (I used)
                  ~1 tsp sesame oil (I used)
                  ~cilantro (I used some dried spices)
                   ~3 green onions, chopped (I didn't use)

What You Do:
1. Cook the lo mein according to package directions, about 4-5 minutes (these cook quick!)

2. While you're prepping the pasta to be cooked, get a small bowl and stir together the brown sugar, soy sauce, Sriracha, sesame oil, and ginger.
3. In a large skillet, over medium-low heat, add in the butter and the red pepper flakes. Stir until the butter is melted, and then whisk in the eggs and cook like scrambled eggs until cooked. Transfer the eggs to another plate.
4. Using the same skillet over medium-high heat, add in 1 Tbsp olive oil and 1 clove of garlic (or 1/2 tsp) and add in the shrimp, cooking until just firm and bright pink. Transfer to a plate on the side when done. 
5. Add zucchini to the pan with the remaining oil with the rest of the garlic (1 clove or 1/2 tsp) over medium-high heat. Cook until just charred, about 3 minutes (I did until it was cooked through). 
6. Add the cooked noodles to the skillet with the zucchini, followed by the eggs, shrimp, and the sauce. Over medium-low heat, mix until everything is coated in that delicious sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onions (if you're using them) and serve it up!

Enjoy this delicious dish with a kick!

If you're looking for some other tasty recipes to try, check out my Recipes Page which has a TON of great ones!
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28 comments:

  1. Yum! I love lo mein noodles!! This sounds super good, although for me I would probably have to knock the spices down a notch!

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  2. Anything with shrimp and I'm in!!! I love how packed with flavors this is and not nearly as unhealthy as getting it from a restaurant!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. YUM I've never made anything like this before! Might have to give it a try! Xo

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  4. Oh my goodness, this sounds all sorts of delicious!!

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  5. stop it right now. you had me at sriracha and lo mein. this looks DELISH. and easy. adding it to my pinterest!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  6. Sriracha lo mein?! Um yes please! Sounds amazinggggg! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. Again, you had me at sriracha! I love any sort of lo mein when we go out for Chinese, and this seems like a delicious and healthier way to enjoy it at home!

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  8. Yummmmm! My mouth is totally watering for this even though it's 6:30AM, ha ha! Totally going to try this!

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  9. Yum. J loves shrimp. I just need to break down and buy Asian ingredients so I can do these things you post.

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  10. This looks so good - and luckily I already have most of the Asian ingredients on hand. need!

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  11. Mm this looks good! I'll have to save this one! Trish - tales from trish

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  12. This seems like a really tasty take-out swap! I'm all about lo mein but have never made it at home!

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  13. Yup, this is getting printed right now to save for dinner. We loooove making Asian food in our house but usually it's always with rice. I want to try this lo mein!

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  14. I was just talking to Mark about what to have for dinner tonight and that sounds like something I would totally be all over. I love Asian inspired recipes like this!

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  15. This looks DELISH! I'll have to sub out the shrimp for chicken, but I'm sure it'll be just as good <3

    Green Fashionista

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  16. Looks awesome! Im craving low mein now lol

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  17. This recipe looks delicious! I love lo mein, and this looks like an easy way to make it at home! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Yum! This looks and sounds delicious!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  19. My husband would love this, definitely going in my meal rotation!

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  20. YESSSS! I wish I was having this for dinner tonight!! I am always craving Asian flavors so this one is a must try :) Looks so good!

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  21. Another "yum" shared on Tuesday Talk! Usually I am not a fan of Asian food. I have to be careful due to food allergies. I like the fact I know every ingredient in this. Thanks for sharing this week with us. Looks amazingly good.

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  22. YUM! I love all the Asian inpsired foods and this recipe doesn't look like it disappoints at all! Can't wait to try it out!

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  23. Oh, gosh, yum! This recipe is right up my ally. Pinned!

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