HELP! Need Restaurant-Style Lo Mein Recipe
I've searched high and wide on the internet for a lo mein recipe. I can't find one that suits me. I want a general "americanized" restaurant-style recipe that's adaptable for beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, or just veggies. I've bought a plethora of ingredients but have no direction. On hand I have boneless chicken thighs, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, chili sauce, rice vinegar, roasted red peppers (didn't want to spring $4 for a raw red pepper), peanut oil, ginger root, napa cabbage, green onion, yellow onion, carrots, green pepper, and linguine noodles. Basically, I need a good sauce recipe. Any suggestions?
You'd probably do pretty well with some "lo mein noodles" or even Spaghetti, cooked pre-al-dente, stir-fried up with some onion slices, scallions, thin-sliced meat, and a real basic mix of 2 parts soy to 1 part oyster sauce. Mix in a tiny bit of corn starch slurry at the end to thicken up. It will definitely look/act like american-chinese lo mein. A little chili flaky can't hurt either.
Sounds like you have everything you need.
It's a matter of personal taste.
One place I go to uses just soy sauce and sugar and it's good. At home I'll just use some soy sauce and oyster sauce.
Hi kcfields, I had this same question a while ago and got some good responses on this thread:
The most important thing I learned was that the ingredients don't matter so much as the temperature of the wok. Without a super-hot burner it will be hard to get that restaurant-style taste.