During another blog surfing session, I found inspiration for home-made lo mein noodles. I happen to love my new recipe, as I have changed up the one I found to tweak it to perfection. It is very satisfying to be able to re-create some of my favorite foods at home. No more wondering what these restaurants have added to the recipe, and the savings in money and calories is unreal. I guess this is why these restaurants can make a living. The mark up on very inexpensive ingredients is amazing.
Here is how I make my own yummy lo mein noodles:
First of all, I use about 4 ounces or 1/2 package of spaghetti noodles. Boil according to the package directions. Next, mix these ingredients in a small bowl: 2 1/2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil, and 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.
In a large open skillet, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and warm. Add a small amount of minced garlic to taste, one box of white mushrooms, thinly sliced and chopped, 3/4 chopped red pepper, and about 15 chopped petite carrots. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring until softened. Then, stir in about 10-15 snow peas or Chinese pea pods, and 1 cup of fresh leafy arugula. Cook another 4 minutes.
To finish the dish, add the drained noodles and prepared sauce. Toss and serve with home-made egg rolls. This is a delicious dish for those who love Asian meals. My egg roll recipe can be found here:
Egg rolls can be adapted to what is on hand. I have used shredded cooked chicken or shrimp, chopped carrots, chopped green onions, bean sprouts, and even chopped water chestnuts for filling.
Noodle inspiration from http://www.damndelicious.net .