Vegetarian Lo Mein
Ingredients: serve 4
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce
3 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 bunch scallions, white and green parts separated, both parts cut into 1 inch pieces
8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced thin
1 red bell pepper, mushrooms, seed and sliced thin
1 medium head bok choy, sliced crosswise into ¼ inch strips (about 4 cups)
- Bring 4 quarts water to boil in pot. Add noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, until noodles are just tender, about 4 minutes for fresh noodles or 10 minutes for dried linguine. Drain noodles, rinse with cold water until cool, then toss noodles with sesame oil and set aside.
- Meanwhile, whisk Hoisin, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, cornstarch, and water in small bowl; set aside
- Heat vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until shimmering. Add scallion whites, shiitakes, and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in bok choy, scallion greens, and noodles. Whisk Hoisin mixture to recombine, then add to skillet and cook, tossing constantly, until sauce is thickened and noodles are heated through, about 1 minutes. Serve.