I was so on board with this week's recipe choice! I happen to think lo mein is one of the greatest things on earth. I've made quite a few versions of it and most of those include me going into the kitchen and throwing a bunch of stuff together.
We all really liked this recipe and I would make it again tomorrow. I loved how fast it was-after everything was chopped and ready to go-and I loved that there wasn't an insane amount of dishes.
The only thing is, I didn't realize until I was cooking that I was missing a few ingredients I really thought I had oyster sauce, but nope. I didn't have corn starch, which I was supposed to buy at the store and I forgot. I used a few vegetables that weren't in the recipe-zucchini, yellow squash, and broccoli. And I just used regular mushrooms instead of shiitake. I also used a lb of pasta instead of 12 oz so I increased the sauce amount to 1 cup chicken broth, 1/3 cup soy sauce (and I would have added 1/3 cup oyster sauce but didn't have it) so I went with 2 T brown sugar, 2 T rice vinegar and about 1 T of sweet red chili sauce and 1 T of flour to make up for my lacking corn starch. I didn't have sriracha so I just added a few red pepper flakes.
Oh, and I also used linguine. Have I told you guys about my weird aversion to regular spaghetti noddles? Yeah, it's weird. When I can, I always sub either angel hair or linguine. Thin spaghetti is only marginally better and I'll only use that as a second to last resort. Don't ask me to explain it either. I'm a weirdo. I've tried to tell you guys.
That seems like a lot of changes now that I've typed them all out......
Anyway, here's a picture of all the veggies right before I added the sauce.
And here's a picture right before I ate it.
This was a great recipe. Everyone should make it. If you hate meat-less meals, a few of my cooking friends added chicken and it looks delicious. You can buy the book, or get the recipe at Talesha's blog.