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

/// July 13th, 2014

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

20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein

20-Minute Spicy Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein

Ingredients

  • (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)

Instructions

  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!
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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

 

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

  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?

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  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.

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  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?

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  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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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.

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