Stir-fried noodles are among my emergency recipes. They are so easy to make and is a complete meal by itself. I like to become creative when cooking stir-fried noodles – seafood, chicken, beef or fish. Sometimes I like it spicy, sometimes a bit sweet and salty. Other variations are fried noodles and saucy noodles. There are so many alternatives to cooking stir-fried noodles that you won’t run out of ideas.
These Stir-fried Noodles Asian-style are among my favorites. Not only are the ingredients affordable, but they are also easy to find. Most of the time, the ingredients are already in our pantry so I don’t have to rush to the grocery to get some supplies. You can also be resourceful and make use of what you’ve got. For example, if you don’t have mirin, you can substitute it with hoisin sauce. There are a lot of variations to these Asian Lo Mein noodles that you won’t get tired of them.
Stir-fried Noodles to the Rescue!
Last week had been super busy! We just moved in so we had to unpack, arrange our belongings, and met with some contractors to come up with a few modifications to the house. My hubby and I were thinking of adding a porch or backyard area, or both. Extra cabinets also needed to be installed.
Anyway, on top of that, I had to take care of some items to be shipped out and was constantly on the phone with suppliers. I think I spent a full 12 hours working! In addition, I still had to prepare our meals. This stir-fried noodles recipe was a lifesaver! Very easy to prepare and budget-friendly, too. I also didn’t need to step out to buy additional supplies because all the ingredients were readily available.
I taught my eldest son how to make these stir-fried noodles – seafood and chicken. Since our family is mostly boys, they get hungry almost every hour! I wonder where they put all that food! Therefore, I taught him how to cook so he can easily prep the meal in case I am unable to do so.
Another twist to this recipe is that you can skip the noodles and just stir-fry the seafood and veggies to serve with rice.
So, here is the stir-fried noodles recipe that I’d like to share with you. How about you? What quick and easy recipes do you prepare for your family?
Don’t forget to share this recipe, too!
For the Sauce
- 2 tbsp regular or dark soy sauce
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp sugar
For the Noodles
- 4-6 oz uncooked ramen or egg noodles
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 chopped green onions
- 1 cup carrots julienned
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup green beans sliced thinly
- 1 cup shrimps shelled and deveined
- 1 cup squid sliced into small pieces
- 1/4 lb cooked mussels optional
- 1-2 tbsp mirin or hoisin sauce
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- 1 medium onion chopped
- Mix all sauce ingredients and set aside.
- Cook the noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
- In a large skillet or wok, heat some vegetable oil. Sauté the onions and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant.
- Add the squid and shrimps and cook until they have changed color, for about a minute. Remove and set aside.
- In the same pan, add the carrots and green beans. Cook until tender, for about 2 minutes. Add the sauce ingredients plus mirin or hoisin sauce. Mix well.
- Add the broccoli florets and cook until they turn dark green.
- Add the cooked seafood and mussels. Toss in the cooked noodles. Season with some sesame oil, sal and pepper to taste.
- Serve with green onions for garnish.