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Spicy Shrimp and Zucchini Lo Mein
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Spicy Shrimp & Zucchini Lo Mein

Lean shrimp is tossed with zucchini, Asian egg noodles, and a spicy Sriracha sauce to create a quick weeknight dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian-Inspired
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Liz


  • 1 8-10 oz. package of lo mein or other Asian egg noodle
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 lb. large or jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 small to medium zucchini cut into pieces about 1 inch wide and 1/2 an inch thick (will half moon shaped or triangular wedges depending on the size of your zucchini)
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. brown sugar light or dark
  • 4 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh cilantro divided
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh chives or scallions divided


  1. Cook egg noodles according to package, while preparing the stir fry.
  2. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. When melted, add red pepper flakes and eggs. Whisk eggs until cooked throughout and thoroughly scrambled. With a slotted spoon, remove eggs from skillet and put in a bowl on the side.
  3. Add 1 Tbs. of the olive oil to the skillet. When hot, add shrimp, cooking for 2 minutes on each side until browned on the outside and cooked throughout. Use a slotted spoon to move shrimp to the bowl with egg.
  4. Add remaining olive oil to skillet. When hot, add zucchini and garlic, sauteing for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is beginning to brown on the outside but isn't soft.
  5. While zucchini is cooking, make the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, Sriracha, and ginger.
  6. When zucchini is browned, increase heat to medium. Add shrimp, egg, and cooked (drained) noodles to the skillet with the zucchini. Toss with prepared sauce. Saute mixture for 3-5 minutes, tossing every minute or two to ensure that everything is coated in sauce. In the last minute, stir in half of cilantro and half of chives or scallions. Saute for one more minute.
  7. Transfer to a serving bowl. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and chives.
  8. Serve immediately.