So this week I wanted to make something quick and easy (shocking, I know) for dinner. I came across this Sriracha Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein dish on Pinterest and really couldn’t think of anything else after that.
With zucchinis piling up on the counter, it seemed like a great way to use them in a filling meal that was spicy and had a pasta base. I mean, let’s face it, I’m all over anything spicy and pasta-filled. This recipe calls for lo mein, which was not so easy to find outside of a big city, so I went with whole grain linguine and it was fantastic. So feel free to improvise if you can’t find lo mein noodles.
This dish came together pretty darned fast, which is SO nice. While the pasta cooked, I prepped my veggies and then whipped up the spicy sauce. This sauce was packed with flavors including Sriracha (hell yes!), brown sugar, soy sauce, and sesame oil. You can also add some fresh ginger if you want, but honestly I didn’t feel like messing with it. I’m convinced it would be wonderful in it though…next time, maybe.
Cooking wise, there are just a few steps before you stomach is satisfied. You’ll scramble some eggs in melted butter and red pepper flakes…and the end result tells me that all scrambled eggs should be cooked this way from now on. All scrambled eggs.
Then remove the eggs from the pan, heat up some oil and add the shrimp and cook for a couple of minutes on each side. The shrimp was cooked PERFECTLY, thank you very much! Thank goodness for frozen, raw shrimp when you’re as land-locked as I am.
Once the shrimp are out of the pan, heat up some more oil and then cook the zucchini. You want it to get really crispy, so this part took the longest time to get a nice golden crust on the zucchini. So worth it though. Once the zucchini is done, toss it with some garlic and then add the pasta, eggs, shrimp and sauce and toss. That’s it. Serve right away and top with some green onions and cilantro if you’d like.
This recipe was delicious, and the leftovers were just as good. I can’t wait for you to click here for the recipe and step by step instructions yet. Have you done it yet?! What are you waiting for…and go!
A look back:
One year ago: Well That Was Easy! Shrimp, Zucchini & Pesto Pasta
Two years ago: Learning to Love Salads – Part 9: Black Bean, Quinoa & Citrus Salad
Three years ago: Cookies and Sea Salt…Really?!