Vegetable Lo Mein
Food for a Lucky Chinese New Year. Celebrate 2018 Chinese New Year with a festive dinner party! Recipe serves 4.
4 tbsp. butter
5 tbsp. sesame oil
3 chopped scallions
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
3 cups diced vegetables (carrots, peppers, cabbage, sugar snap peas, onions, mushrooms. If you prefer, replace some of the vegetables with cooked, diced chicken, shrimp, pork, or beef.)
1 tbsp. sugar
12 oz. lo mein egg noodles or spaghetti
4 tbsp. soy sauce, separated
Pinch of salt
Heat butter and 4 tbsp. sesame oil in large skillet. Add scallions, garlic, veggies, sugar, and 2 tbsp. soy sauce. Sauté vegetables until tender. Meanwhile, cook noodles in boiling
water for 8 minutes or until just tender; drain. Whisk together remaining 2 tbsp.
soy sauce and 1 tbsp. sesame oil. Add noodles and oil/soy sauce mixture to skillet and toss to combine. Add a pinch of salt. Cook noodles and vegetables mix for an additional 3-5 minutes until noodles soak up sauce.
By Lori Ross, Southern Boating February 2018