Sunday Suppers: 20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein

/// July 13th, 2014

Sunday Suppers: 20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein When it comes to noodles, I’m not a picky girl – I love them all. However if I’m ordering/cooking for myself, I find I prefer a thicker noodle over those thin, stringy types. Since we’ve been trying to do less take-out this month AND add more vegetables to our diet, I decided to try my hand at making a homemade version of one of our favorites – Lo Mein! 

20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein

This colorful noodle dish is seriously a lazy cooks DREAM! It comes together so fast and effortlessly, and let’s be real, sometimes we all just need a quick, tasty, noodle dish – right?!

20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein

I added charred zucchini for a veggie kick (and because we’re already swimming in it), but I have a hankering you could really add any veggie you want. I also added spicy little shrimps because, well, because they’re super delish and take 2 minutes to cook. YES!!! You could probably add chicken or beef, too, but keep in mind they would take longer to cook.

Happy Sunday! I hope this weekend is being kind to you :) xoxo

Sunday Suppers: 20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein

20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein


  • (1) 8 oz. package lo mein noodles (I found them in the ethnic foods section of our grocery store)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, peeled
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut in half vertically, then cut into half moon shapes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 3 green onions, sliced thinly
  • Salt to taste, if needed (the soy sauce has a lot of sodium, so taste before you add any to the finished product)


  1. Begin a large pot of salted water to boil. Once the water reaches a full boil, add the noodles and cook according to the package directions (about 4-5 minutes).
  2. While waiting for the water to boil, prepare the spicy sriracha sauce. In a small bowl stir together the brown sugar, soy sauce, sriracha, ginger, and sesame oil.
  3. In a large skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-low heat. Add the crushed red pepper to the butter, and once it's completely melted whisk in the eggs. Stir gently and cook for about 3 minutes. Once the egg is done cooking, keep the pan on the burner but transfer eggs to a small plate; set aside. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and increase the heat to medium-high. Add shrimp and cook for 2 minutes on each side, or just until firm and bright pink. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a clean plate; set aside. Add zucchini to the pan, increase heat to high, and remaining oil; stir fry until just charred; about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for one minute.
  4. Add drained noodles to the skillet along with the cooked egg, shrimp, and prepared sauce. Turn the heat on to medium-low, and stir until everything is coated well with the sauce. Sprinkle the sliced green onions and cilantro and serve at once!

Start the meal off with some Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Dumplings

Italian Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Dumplings

and Best Ever Strawberry Watermelon Daiquiris make a perfect match for spicy noodles!

Best Ever Strawberry Watermelon Daiquiris


90 thoughts on “Sunday Suppers: 20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein

    1. Andrea

      This dish was amazing I added some peanuts just for an extra crunch and it was super tasty ☺️ Thanks for the amazing recipe!

    1. Mary ziebart

      I wouldn’t call this recipe lazy! I was so stressed making this!! Maybe on my 2nd try it’ll be better. It was very good though even though I didn’t have any brown sugar ginger or awesome oil!

      1. Elesha

        This is the BEST BEST Asian noodle bowl I’ve ever had. My husband loves it. I try not to make it every week so as to avoid burnout. But I don’t think we ever would!

  1. Amber

    Your recipe looks amazing. I accidentally bought cooked shrimp do you think that would work and how would I add it to the recipe?

  2. Courtney @ Neighborfood

    This is such a gorgeous dish! I started craving it the moment I saw it. I have been on a shrimp kick lately mainly because of how fast and easy it is to cook. This is definitely getting made while my garden veggies are in full swing!

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  4. Judy

    Made this for dinner tonight. I used chicken instead of shrimp because my husband does not like shrimp and it was delicious! Will definitely make this again. Maybe next time I will try using shrimp.

  5. Courtney

    Made this for dinner tonight for myself and my boyfriend – it was a hit! Restaurant quality! Great recipe and quick – lived up to the 20 minutes implied in its name. I will definitely be making this again soon!

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  7. Lauren

    This recipe sounds lovely, can’t wait to make it! One question though–I’m not a huge fan of cilantro, would you recommend substituting something else instead?

  8. Hollie

    Made this for me & the bf tonight. We loved it! Used fettuccini noodles & went a little easy on the siracha. Already dreaming about lunch tomorrow because I’m taking leftovers.

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  10. Steph

    Sorry if I missed it but how many does the recipe serve? Planning to make it for 4 people tonight (2 hungry men and 2 average women lol)

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    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Sarah. I’ve never tried freezing this meal, so I’m not sure 😉 It comes together in 20 minutes, so even if it doesn’t freeze, it’s a breeze to make on a busy night. xo

  13. Kara

    This dish is fantastic! Instead of zucchini I subtituted broccoli, peppers and mushrooms. My husband loved it and can’t wait to make again. Thanks for recipe!

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  19. moni

    I made this tonight, one pan with the noodles and a separate with fried rice (hubby doesn’t like noodles) and omg it was the best! This will be made every two weeks lol

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  21. Amanda

    My hubby and I are recently married. I made this for dinner one night and its his favorite recipe so far. We made it for my parents when they came to visit and they loved it and now my mom makes it for my dad :) thanks for the recipe!

  22. Mia

    Just made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! I am for sure saving this recipe and making again. I can’t wait to try those dumplings next! Thanks for the great recipe!

  23. Andrea

    We had this for dinner tonight and it was brilliant! So quick to whip up, it really is only 20 minutes, the time to boil and cook the pasta. I was absolutely delicious. I used the measures for the spices but did generous Ts and it was spicy in a way we love. I also used fettucini noodles that look like your picture and the dish is really reminiscent of spicy pad thai, which we also love. We were short on the shrimp but had some baked toful we needed to use up and used the cominbation and it worked great. The winner for this recipe is the sauce and the egg. :) This is a new fave for sure. Thanks so much!

  24. Marsha Gainey

    All in all, this was a very filling and pretty dish that was as spicy as advertised and required a fair amount of prep..

    I had to double everything because I had a pound of shrimp to use up, but thank God I didn’t double the sriracha. I only used 2 TB for the entire dish, so it was a pleasant burn that teetered on becoming not-so-pleasant. I fear the dish would have been inedible if I had doubled the sriracha, too.

    The prep time took longer than 20 minutes. The actual cooking took about that long, maybe 25. But five more minutes is no big deal. The dish dirtied a few plates and stuff as well.

  25. Virginia Willis

    In a rush I bought some Pad Thai yesterday but I’m going to add your zucchini idea to it as well. I will also add them to my Shrimp Scampi recipe for more color with my red and yellow bell peppers.

    Thanks for the ideas for more veggies. I also love the Mediterranean Diet which includes breads fruits and vegetables, but like the wise Orientals we should eat less meat, etc.


    1. Virginia Willis

      I will try some zucchini with my Shrimp Scampi and also some Pad Thai.

      Thanks for the tips, Virginia

  26. Fran Trotman

    Absolutely amazing recipe! My husband love it and wants me to do it again. Very quick to do and also very tasty.

    Thank you for sharing

  27. Jill

    Hi! I want to make this soon – but the only “mein” noodles I can find in the international section of any of the grocery stores in my area (Publix, Kroger, Fresh Market) are very thin and don’t look like yours – will the thin ones be as good or what do you recommend!? Thanks!

  28. Deborah

    I pinned your Sriracha recipe a while back and finally gave it a try with spicy sausage as we did not have shrimp. My family and I loved it!! This will be repeated. Thank you for sharing.

  29. Gabby

    I made this the other night and my husband said it was one of the best meals I’ve cooked yet! Will be making it again :)

  30. Rick

    I’ve made this dish several times and it’s so tasty. I’m thinking of adding snow peas and/or shiitake mushrooms next time to give it a heartier take.

    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Rick. I always toss in something new almost every time I make this; it’s so adaptable 😉 Please let me know if you come up with any amazing new flavor combos! xo

  31. Jessica Tucker

    Ive made this dish several times now and is by far one of my favorite Pinterest recipe I’ve made out of well over 100! I double the sauce recipe and use extra veggies since I’m a vegetarian. A must try! I’m making it for dinner tonight as a matter of fact. Thanks for posting this!

  32. Mary

    i made this a couple weeks ago, when we were swimming in zucchini. Delicious! Tonight I’m making it again, subbing broccoli and mushrooms because the zucchini is finally gone. I couldn’t find lo mein noodles at my grocery store but they did have ramen (NOT the cheap 25 cent kind) and that worked fine. Don’t worry if you can’t find the right noodle, it’s a very flavorful and forgiving recipe!

  33. Renae Lesisk

    Phenomenal. Can’t say enough about how good this is. I doubled the sauce because I had 1# of shrimp. Kept noodles at 8 ounces. Can’t wait to try more of your recipes.

  34. Kanya

    Hi! We’ve made the lo mein three or four times with no changes to the recipe and we love it! Thanks for the great recipe!

  35. Mary Lewis Soileau

    Made this for a family dinner with my parents. I doubled the recipe and cut back on the Sriracha. (Mom has Rosanes and lots of spicy food causes a breakout.) Once served on our plates, WOW!! This dish was a crowd pleaser. Abso-positively tasty and filling! I’m cooking dinner tonight for Mom and Dad. Mom has requested Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein. You just can’t go wrong with this. It’s delicious!

  36. mamachelle

    This was one of my first recipes on Pinterest. I just made it again with a couple of shortcuts and wow again. I think this is my favorite meal and pleases my picky family. LOVE it!

  37. BirdieWolf

    Great recipe!! EXTREMELY adaptable. I used different veggies and added and subtracted some spices and it still came out great!! Though next time I might go lighter on the sugar and add more spice. Not because it was too sweet, I just love spicy food, and the spicier the better. Again great recipe, especially for those who don’t have that much time to cook (me) or hates cooking. It took me no time at all.

  38. Sara

    I just made this for lunch today. I added some broccoli and mushrooms and used chicken instead of shrimp. It was sooo delicious! Will definitely cook again!

  39. SammieJo

    This is one of my favorite recipes to cook! Friends and family love it every time I make it. I like to use chicken and add shredded carrots and bean sprouts. Yum yum thank you for the recipe.


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