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Recipe: Lo Mein… tasty stuff

I like the idea of making this stuff at home because I’m able to tweak it to my taste and I know what’s going into it. So here’s my version:

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz uncooked noodles (I found Asian noodles at the store, but a lot of folks will use linguini or spaghetti)
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1.5 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, smushed and chopped
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1/2 to 1 cup onions, chopped (or if you like shallots like me, 1/3 cup is fine)
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • some sort of cooked protein (chicken, beef, tofu, all are good, or just go vegetarian)
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 1 TB honey
  • 1 TB cornstarch
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp five spice powder (popular in Asian cooking)
  • 1 TB soy sauce
  • 2 TB cooking oil (whatever you got handy)

Directions:

  1. Cook noodles according to package directions (or al dente). Drain and set aside.
  2. Cook up chopped protein (skip this step if you want vegetarian). Set aside.
  3. Heat up cooking oil in a wok or large pan. Toss in cabbage, carrots, garlic, onion and saute for at least 5 minutes, or until the cabbage starts getting soft. Toss in green onions and beans sprouts and cook for another minute.
  4. Combine cornstarch and chicken broth in a small bowl and add to the vegetables.
  5. Add in honey, hoisin sauce, 5 spice powder, and soy sauce. Let simmer for a few minutes until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.
  6. Toss noodles and protein with the vegetables.

End result:

Chicken Lo Mein straight from Jen

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