Shrimp Chow Mein is such a delicacy and is one of my top favorite dishes. After a couple of years working in a Chinese restaurant, I learned about so many different flavors that were new to me. I was still learning as a young cook at the time, but it made me love Asian cuisine. Really simple ingredients and combination of sauces and oils to make a beautiful and delicious dish. The best part after all the great flavors, it is so fast to do. I am big on having meals prepped, cooked and served in 45 minutes. This dish is a great example of that and is not a let down.
Shrimp Chow Mein
2 lbs shrimp
1 red bell pepper
1 bunch of green onions
2 cups of a cabbage sliced
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp minced ginger
1 tbsp sesame seed oil
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
5 Japanese chilis crushed
1 package of stir fry ready rice noodles of your choice or about 1 lb cooked rice noodles.
In a wok or pan oiled over medium high heat, add in your bell peppers, green onions and cabbage.
Season with salt and pepper and let them cook for 2 minutes to right about where they begin to sweat.
Now add the garlic, ginger, sesame seed oil, soy sauce, crushed peppers and lime. Let those aromatics and flavors blend together for about 2 mins.
Now add the shrimp into the mix. At this point you just want to continue stirring. Shrimp cooks in about 2 ½ minutes, once they are nice and pink add in your rice noodles.
Precooked rice noodles are a little sticky at first, get some moisture from the stir fry to loosen them up. Incorporate the noodles in your shrimp mix thoroughly.
Serve and garnish with Sesame seeds and cilantro leaves.