Spicy Vegetable Lo Mein with Broccoli & Carrots

Spicy Vegetable Lo Mein

with Broccoli & Carrots

20 MIN
2 Servings
$13.94/SERVING
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From the Test Kitchen

To give this noodle dish a fresh, spicy kick of flavor, we’re tossing springy lo mein noodles with a piquant sauce of cumin-Sichuan peppercorn sauce, tahini, and more. It deliciously elevates a duo of tender sautéed broccoli and carrots.
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Spicy Vegetable Lo Mein with Broccoli & Carrots
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  • 10 oz Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined)
  • ½ lb Fresh Lo Mein Noodles (Previously Frozen)
  • 6 oz Carrots
  • ½ lb Broccoli
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 3 Tbsps Cumin & Sichuan Peppercorn Sauce
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Glaze
  • 2 Tbsps Tahini
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
  • 3 oz Shishito Peppers
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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; thinly slice crosswise on an angle. Cut off and discard the bottom ½ inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

Cook the shrimp
2 Cook the shrimp

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels (remove the tails, if desired). Season with salt and pepper. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm. 

Cook the vegetables
3 Cook the vegetables

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the broccoli florets and sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add 1/4 cup water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the broccoli is slightly softened and the water has cooked off. Add the pepper pieces, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

Make the sauce
4 Make the sauce

Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together the cumin-Sichuan sauce, tahini, soy glaze,  sesame oil, and 3/4 cup of water until thoroughly combined.

Cook the noodles
5 Cook the noodles

Add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking.  

Finish the noodles & serve your dish
6 Finish the noodles & serve your dish

To the pan of cooked vegetables, add the cooked noodles, cooked shrimp, and sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the sesame seeds and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

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Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel the carrots; thinly slice crosswise on an angle. Cut off and discard the bottom ½ inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

2 Cook the shrimp

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels (remove the tails, if desired). Season with salt and pepper. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes, or until opaque and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm. 

Cook the shrimp
Cook the vegetables
3 Cook the vegetables

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the broccoli florets and sliced carrots in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add 1/4 cup water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the broccoli is slightly softened and the water has cooked off. Add the pepper pieces, sliced white bottoms of the scallions, and as much of the red pepper flakes as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. 

4 Make the sauce

Meanwhile, in a bowl, whisk together the cumin-Sichuan sauce, tahini, soy glaze,  sesame oil, and 3/4 cup of water until thoroughly combined.

Make the sauce
Cook the noodles
5 Cook the noodles

Add the noodles to the pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking.  

6 Finish the noodles & serve your dish

To the pan of cooked vegetables, add the cooked noodles, cooked shrimp, and sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the finished noodles garnished with the sesame seeds and sliced green tops of the scallions. Enjoy!

Finish the noodles & serve your dish