July 15, 2013

Vegetable Lo Mein



Have you ever tried cooking with hoisin sauce? This recipe was my first experience and we absolutely love it. If you're not familiar with hoisin, it's sort of like a thick, Chinese BBQ sauce. (YUM, right?) It brings great flavor and texture to this dish. I found the hoisin sauce and lo mein noodles in the Asian food aisle of our local grocery store. (If you can't find lo mein noodles, simply substitute spaghetti or linguini.) This is a wonderful recipe because it works with such a wide variety of vegetables. I listed some additional ideas below, so swap in whatever veggies you like and have on hand. We really love this dish, and my husband requests it often for his work lunch.


Vegan, gluten-free (with gluten-free pasta and soy sauce)

Ingredients
8 oz. lo mein noodles (or spaghetti, linguini, etc.)
1 small red onion
1 yellow bell pepper
1 carrot, julienned
8 oz. mushrooms
5 green onions
3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. sesame oil, more for drizzling

Other add-ins: broccoli, bok choy, mung bean sprouts, baby corn, asparagus, celery, cabbage, spinach, snow peas, tofu, ginger
Optional toppings: cilantro, peanuts, cashews

Directions
Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drizzle with sesame oil to prevent sticking, and set aside.
Meanwhile, slice mushrooms, red onion, bell pepper, green onion, and mince garlic.
In a wok or very large pan over med-high heat, add sesame oil.
Once oil is hot, carefully add mushrooms, red onion, bell pepper, and carrots. Sauté for about 4-5 minutes, or until veggies are crisp-tender.
Add green onions and garlic. Cook 1 minute, stirring continuously.
Add noodles, hoisin sauce, and soy sauce. Stir well to combine and heat for 1-2 minutes.

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32 comments:

  1. Oh yes...gimme some hoison! Its deliciousness!

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  2. I made this tonight because I had some tofu I wanted to use and it was so good. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Hi Melissa! Yay - so glad you liked it! I haven't tried tofu in this yet, but I definitely will next time.

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  3. Maybe cut the hoison sauce with a little wine or low sodium broth. Hoison and soy sauce adds up to a whole lot of sodium. But hoison sauce is great. I've been using it for years in a pork tenderloin marinate.

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    1. Hi there! Great tip to reduce the sodium! I always use low-sodium soy sauce to help cut it down, but adding some broth to cut down the hoisin is a great idea too! Thanks :)

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  4. I almost made this tonight. It looks absolutely yummy. I, however, did not. I tried to tweak a meat recipe for my Meatless Monday blog post. ..... I should've made this one. :(

    I'm linking my post over here so folks have something good to try.

    Next time!

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    1. Hi Mindy! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Hope you enjoy it!!

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  5. It's so lovely I made Chow Mein the other day, and that was great too. I love Hoisin Sauce.

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    1. Hi Deborah! Chow Mein with hoisin sauce sounds wonderful :) Will have to try that soon!

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  6. This dish is brilliant as it doesn't take long to make and looks amazing!

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  7. Yum! This looks fantastic. I'm going to make it for dinner one night this week. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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    1. Hi Courtney! Yay! Hope you LOVE it :)

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  8. I always feel intimidated to cook Chinese food myself, but I shouldn't. This is definitely doable! And delicious! :)

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    1. Homemade Chinese food is so darn good - give it a try!! :)

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  9. Yummy recipe. I had never heard about this tasty recipe..You have added large amounts of vegetables here. That’s a plus point for healthy person.

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  10. Love the Lo Mein, mostly because it doesn't have the usual Oyster Sauce. Looks so fresh.

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    1. Hi Ronnie! Thanks! Hope you give it a try - enjoy! :)

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  11. I've made this more than once and it is soooooo good. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hey Melissa! Yay!! Happy to hear you love it as much as we do :D Thanks for the message!

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  12. Delicious! Best lo mein I have eaten.

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    1. Hi Judeen! Thanks for the sweet comment. So glad you loved it! :)

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  13. Making this tomorrow, can't wait to try it.

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  14. This looks amazing! Im going to try this TOMORROW!!

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  15. I normally make my lo-mein with a 3-2-1 mix of soy & oyster sauce and sesame oil. What is the difference in taste with Hoisen? Can you compare it with anything?

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    1. Hey Rebecca! Your lo mein sauce sounds awesome!! To me, hoisin is like a thick, Asian BBQ sauce. It's usually made with soybeans, vinegar, garlic, spices, etc. Great flavor - give it a try! :)

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