Dinner Dash: Lo Mein

This is one of my favorite things

010615 (16)

I almost always have a bag on hand and we go through it very quickly.  I usually use it in Lo Mein and stir fry, but it is also great when I need a veggie and don’t have time to prep. .

We have Lo Mein a couple times a month.  Everybody loves it, it comes together in about 20 minutes, it can be eaten hot or cold and is loaded with a variety of vegetables – making it a big win in the Dinner Dash category.

010615 (17)

It is super easy to make this dish from scratch, but this week I had a bottle of Kikkoman Stir Fry sauce on hand, so I used that.  The stir fry sauce was fine, but wasn’t a huge time saver and it is just as easy to make your own.

Lo Mein

1 lb Spaghetti
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
2 large handfuls frozen vegetables
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons Oyster suace
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch

Fill large pot with water, bring to a boil. Once water is boiling add spaghetti, cook until al dente then drain reserving about 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.

While spaghetti is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger, cook for two to three minutes then add frozen vegetables. In measuring cup combine soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, Oyster sauce, sugar, cornstarch and sesame oil, stir until combined. Stir liquid into vegetables, cook for 3-5 minutes then add cooked pasta. Stir in pasta water, a little bit at a time until you reach desired amount of sauce.


2 thoughts on “Dinner Dash: Lo Mein

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s