Shrimp Chow Mein – Healthy and Quick Recipe

Hey there, are you in a hurry and need something delicious to make? Try Shrimp Chow Mein! It’s an easy, tasty dish that kids and adults both love. Imagine juicy shrimp, tasty noodles, and vibrant veggies all mixed in a yummy sauce. Sounds good, right? Let’s get started on preparing this wonderful meal!

Ingredients for Shrimp Chow Mein:

For the Sauce, you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup of low-sodium soy sauce (if you’re gluten-free, substitute with tamari!)
  • 1/4 cup of Oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine, rice vinegar, or dry sherry (these all give a tasty kick)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons of chili sauce. Sambal Oelek is a great choice because it adds just the right level of spicy flavor!
  • 2 teaspoons of freshly minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic

And here’s what you’ll need to make Shrimp Chow Mein:

  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1.5 pounds of large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 package (12 ounces) of dried chow mein noodles
  • 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup of shredded carrots
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups of shredded cabbage
  • 4 green onions, sliced (include both the white and the green parts)


Marinate the Shrimp:

  • Mix the oyster sauces, low sodium soy sauce, your choice of wine or vinegar, brown sugar, chili sauce, garlic, and chopped fresh ginger into a bowl. It’s your flavorful sauce.
  • To ensure a good coating of the large shrimp, add them to the sauce. Let them marinate for approximately 15 minutes, while you are preparing the remaining ingredients.

Prepare the Chow Mein Noodles:

To cook dry chow mein noodles, follow the instructions on the package. Drain them once they’re finished, and throw them in the trash.

Cook the Shrimp:

  • In a massive pan or wok, toast peanut oil, and vegetable oil over moderate heat.
  • Add the marinated shrimp, stir-frying them until they’ve turned pink and are ready to cook. Put the shrimp out of the pan and set them aside.
Shrimp Chow Mein

Stir-fry the Veggies:

  • In the same pan, add the shredded carrots, thinly sliced red bell pepper, celery pieces, and sliced green onions. Stir-fry these colorful veggies until they begin to soften.
  • Toss in the shredded cabbage and continue stir-frying until all the veggies are tender-crisp.
Shrimp Chow Mein

Bring It All Together:

  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining sauce with cornstarch to create a thickening agent.
  • Using cooked vegetables, mix this sauce mixture in the pan. Wait until the sauce has thickened and is nicely coated with vegetables.
  • Add cooked chan mein noodles to the pan and mix everything until they are well coated with a delicious sauce.
  • Finally, add the cooked shrimp to that mixture in a gentle manner. Season with salt to taste.
Shrimp Chow Mein

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 Variations and Substitutions:

You may add your favorite vegetables or adjust the spice level to match family preferences, so you can tailor this dish. If you’d like, you can substitute chicken or tofu for shrimp.

Why This Recipe Works:

This Shrimp Chow Mein recipe works because it’s a delightful combination of fresh ingredients, a savory sauce, and tender shrimp. This is a crowd-pleaser that’s easily made.



The next day, you can store all the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for a delicious lunch.

Serve With:

Your Shrimp Chow Mein is ready to enjoy! To get the added taste, add an extra pair of Green Onions to your Shrimp Chow Mein.

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