Shrimp Chow Mein Recipe

Shrimp Chow Mein is a no pain, no fuss, easy one pot meal that gets ready under 30 minutes.

 Course Main Course
 Cuisine Chinese

 Prep Time 10 minutes
 Cook Time 20 minutes
 Total Time 30 minutes

 Servings 4 people
 Calories 343 kcal
 Author Neha Mathur


To marinate the shrimps

  • 15-18 Shrimps Cleaned
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice

For the sauce

  • 4 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil

For the Chow Mein

  • 200 g Egg Noodles Cooked
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tsp Ginger Minced
  • 2 tsp Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 cup Carrots Julienned
  • 1 cup Cabbage Shredded
  • 1 cup Mixed Bell Peppers Cut nto thin stripes
  • 1/2 cup Bean Sprouts
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup Spring Onion Greens Chopped



To marinate the Shrimps

  1. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Keep aside for 15 minutes.

For the sauce

  1. Mix all the sauces in a bowl and keep aside.

For the Chow Mein

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a wok.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add ginger and garlic and fry for a few seconds.
  3. Add the shrimps and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add ginger, cabbage, bell peppers and bean sprouts and fry for a minute.
  5. Now add the noodles and sauce mixture and toss well to mix everything together.
  6. Add salt to taste and cook for a minute.
  7. Garnish with spring onion greens.

Recipe Notes

I have used egg noodles to make this recipe but you can choose any noodles of your choice.

Cook the noodles until they are just done. Over cooing them will make them mushy. We are aiming at just cooked noodles here.

If you are cooking your noodles beforehand, then toss the cooked noodles in some oil to avoid them from sticking to each other. I sometimes runs them under cold water just before adding them in the wok. It immediately separates the noodles and they are much easier to manage.

You can use any vegetables that you want to make this Chow Mein. Try experimenting with mushroom, spinach, bokchoy, zucchini etc.

If using vegetables like broccoli or cauliflower, blanch them before adding them in the recipe.

You can also add some shredded chicken to this Chow Mein.

The amount of sauces can be increased or decreased according to your taste.

Use a light wok to make these noodles and make the Chow Mein on hight heat. It should be a quick stir fry.

Use a pair of tongs or chopsticks to toss everything together.

Make sure to make chow mein in small batches to give it a nice flavour.

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