RECIPE: Looking for: Spicy lo mein recipe

tammy518October 3, 2007

I'm looking for a very simple but tasty spicy lo mein recipe that I can whip up quickly on a busy week night. Any suggestions?

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I tend to cook without measuring, but I'll try my best to give you a simple recipe. If you have access to a Chinatown or a good Asian grocer, start with getting true lo mein noodles, which are usually made out of egg.

Heat your large prying pan or wok on high heat, THEN add about 2 Tbs canola or peanut oil - it should almost start to smoke. Then add as much as you like of:

finely chopped garlic
finely chopped ginger
chili peppers (I use small thai peppers)

Saute for 1 minute. Then add noodles, tossing frequently to coat. To that I usually add:

Bean sprouts
whatever greens I have on hand (lettuce works great!)
scallion or finely chopped onion

Keep tossing frequently for about one more minute, then add the sauce mixture, which is:

3 Tbs soy sauce
2 Tbs ground bean paste (also found at an asian grocery)
1 Tbs sesame oil (you can use hot sesame oil instead if you prefer)
1 tsp sugar
smidge of salt and pepper


    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 9:53PM
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Oops, I forgot to add that I put a whole bunch of cilantro on top when it's ready, but not everyone likes cilantro, so that is totally an optional item.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 10:01PM
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Using sesame oil is excellent idea because people who keep using nothing but this wonderful oil lowered their blood pressure.
Why people are taking high cost of drugs when we can lower our blood pressure by eating right foods and being active?

    Bookmark   April 30, 2009 at 12:50PM
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