Shrimp and Squid Lo Mein


1/2 lb lo mein noodles or 1/2 lb spaghettini
4 tbs sesame oil
3 tsp soy sauce
3 tbs dry sherry
2 tbs miso
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tbs peanut oil
1 tsp ginger,minced
4 cloves garlic,minced
1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 lb fresh squid cut into 1 inch rings
1 cup bean sprouts
3 scallions, chopped on diagonal
2 ribs of celery, chopped on diagonal

This is a peasant dish of China that is sold by vendors in the streets of Beijing. The noodles are boiled and chilled before they are fried in oil. You may substitute almost any kind of meat or vegetable that you desire.


  • Cook lo mein noodles in boiling water for 3 minutes or according to package instructions.
  • Rinse in cold water, drain and place in a bowl.
  • Mix in 2 tbs of sesame oil and place in refrigerator.
  • In a bowl blend soy sauce, sherry, miso, sugar and corn starch. Mix well to insure that there are no lumps.
  • In a wok or saute pan heat peanut oil and 2 tbs of sesame oil over high heat.
  • Add ginger, garlic and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the shrimp and squid stir fry just until shrimp turns pink and  squid turns opaque. About 2 minutes.
  • Add bean sprouts, scallions, and celery and stir fry a few seconds longer.
  • Add the chilled noodles and cook,stirring until the noodles are hot.
  • Add soy sauce mixture and cook stirring until all the ingredients are mixed well and sauce has thickened.




20 min


10 min


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