Shrimp Chow Mein

Easy enough for a last-minute dinner, this shrimp chow mein recipe will satisfy cravings for take-out. Slideshow:  More Chinese Recipes 

Shrimp Chow Mein
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
30 mins
2 to 3


  • 8 ounces yellow Chinese egg noodles

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

  • 1 tablespoon hoisin

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1 medium carrot, julienned

  • 1/2 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 cup snow peas (about 4 ounces)


  1. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Rinse under cold water, drain and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin, rice vinegar, brown sugar and water. Set sauce mixture aside.

  3. Heat a large pan or wok over medium-high heat. Add the oil and stir in the garlic, onion, ginger and carrots. Cook until the garlic and onions are soft and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Add the shrimp and snow peas. Cook for 3 minutes or until shrimp is pink and cooked through.

  5. Add the noodles and sauce mixture. Stir noodles, sauce, shrimp and vegetables together until combined and heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve hot.

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