If you are looking for a healthy and delicious Thai dish that you can easily prepare at home, you have to make this Thai Shrimp Lo Mein! These fresh and tasty sesame peanut noodles will rival anything you would order from your local Thai or Chinese restaurant. This vegetarian dish has only 463 calories per serving with 15 grams protein! But if shrimp is not your thing, you can easily substitute with cooked chicken, beef, salmon, or tofu. Any way you serve it, it’s quite a yummy dish. It’s delicious warm or cold right out of the fridge. You might even make it just so you can enjoy the leftovers!
Here is the Recipe for Thai Shrimp Lo Mein:
Prep/Cook Time: 25 minutes
You will need:
8-10 oz. lo mein egg noodles (you can substitute spaghetti if you can’t find them)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
1 cup shredded carrots
3 cups baby spinach
½ cup snow peas
1 lb. medium-size cooked shrimp (thawed if frozen)
2 green onions
¼ cup roasted peanuts, crushed
Easy Thai Peanut Sauce:
¼ cup Soyaki (Trader Joe’s)
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
¼ cup water
Here’s what to do:
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain well and set aside. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic, mushrooms, and carrots. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
Stir in spinach and snow peas until the spinach has completely wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
If you are using a wok, add shrimp and toss until mixed, then stir in egg noodles. (If you are using a skillet pan and are out of room at this point, combine veggies, shrimp, and noodles back in the pot that you cooked the noodles in, over low-medium heat.)
Prepare Thai Peanut Sauce by whisking Soyaki, peanut butter, and sesame oil until blended. Add water and mix well.
Pour Peanut Sauce over noodles and toss gently until all noodles are evenly coated. Top with green onions and crushed peanuts. Chopsticks optional, Enjoy!