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Shrimp Chow Mein

Learn how to make shrimp chow mein with fresh vegetables, head on shrimp and delicious soy based chow mein sauce, easily cooked together in a wok.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chow mein sauce, shrimp chow mein, shrimp chow mein recipe, what is shrimp chow mein
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 541kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro


  • 8 oz chow mein
  • 6 shrimp head on or not
  • 1/2 small cabbage chopped
  • 1 carrot peeled and cut into 1 inch strips
  • 2 scallions chopped + more for garnish
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 in strips

Chow Mein Sauce

  • 1 Tb soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tb oyster sauce
  • 1/2 in ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 whole garlic clove grated
  • 1/2 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


  • Have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go, such as your shrimp, vegetables and seasonings.
  • In a bowl, mix together all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Cook chow mein noodles according to package directions. When done, strain and rinse a bit to stop the cooking process. Drizzle a teaspoon of sesame oil in the noodles and toss to coat. This will help the noodles from ticking while you make the rest of the dish.
  • Begin to heat your wok and pour a drizzle of canola or vegetable oil. Add shrimp first and allow to cook for about 30 seconds until cooked through, but don't over cook them. Remove shrimp to a plate and reserve.
  • Add all your vegetables, garlic and ginger. Cook for 1-2 minutes until vegetables begin to break down. Add sauce mixture and stir to combine then add noodles and gently toss to combine.
  • Plate chow mein and top with shrimp and garnish with scallions.


Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 102g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 1779mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 7300IU | Vitamin C: 164.8mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 5.8mg