Shrimp Stir-Fry Lo Mein Noodles (Happy Shrimp Longevity Noodles)

 

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this tasty and auspicious noodle dish with shrimp, snow-peas, red bell peppers and carrots.

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Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year.

We enjoyed a large family dinner at my parents house last night with dishes that symbolize prosperity, wealth, fortune, health and happiness.

No Chinese New Year feast would be complete without a noodle dish which symbolizes long life.

 

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These Shrimp Stir-Fry Lo Mein Noodles  not only represent long life but the snow peas and sesame seeds symbolize fertility while the shrimp symbolizes happiness since in Chinese shirmp is pronounced “haa” which sounds like laughter.

 

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This year marks the Year of the Wooden Horse and we are really looking forward to what this year brings.

Ty was born in the year of the Earth Horse and we are excited that our new little one will also be sharing the same zodiac animal sign as her dad.

 

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We will be celebrating all weekend with Ty’s family and enjoying more of these symbolic and auspicious dishes.

All the kids in the family usually have lots of fun around this time since they get to collect red envelopes filled with money from the married adults.

 

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Happy Weekend everyone and wishing you all good health, great fortune and a wonderful celebration with your family and loved ones!

 

 

For more ideas, make sure you check out these other Chinese New Year recipes:

 

16+ Lunar and Chinese New Year Recipes – Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Chinese Almond Cookies – Playing with Flour

Chinese Almond Cookies – Eva Bakes

Chinese Egg Tarts – Eva Bakes

Chinese New Year Almond Cookies – Table for Two

Chinese New Year Recipes – Steamy Kitchen

Chinese New Year Turnip/Radish Cake – Christine’s Recipes

Chinese Red Bean Moon Cakes – Eva Bakes

Chinese Turnip Cake Recipe – Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Fruity Pork Jerky – U Try.It

Gluten-Free Chinese Dumpling Recipe – Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Homemade Tofu Pudding – U Try.It

Homemade Wontons – Playing with Flour

Peanut Dumplings - Rasa Malaysia

Red Bean Pudding Cakes - Playing with Flour

Restaurant Style Chinese Greens with Oyster Sauce – Rasa Malaysia

Roasted Duck with Chinese Steamed Buns - Steamy Kitchen

Searching for the Best Enclosed Pineapple Tarts - Bake for Happy Kids

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce – Playing with Flour

Traditional Steamed Fish - Yi Reservation

Vegetarian Buddha’s Delight – Jeanette’s Healthy Living

 

Shrimp Stir-Fry Lo Mein Noodles

Serving Size: 4

Shrimp Stir-Fry Lo Mein Noodles

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with this tasty and auspicious noodle dish with shrimp, snow-peas, red bell peppers and carrots.

Ingredients

  • * 1 420 grams package of chinese lo mein or 6 ounces of dried thin spaghetti
  • noodles
  • * 3/4 cup of or 10-12 shrimp, deveined,
  • * 2 cups of snow peas, ends trimmed
  • * 1 large carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • * 1 sweet red bell pepper, cut into thin matchsticks
  • * 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • * 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds, optional for garnish
  • * cooking oil, I used Rice Bran oil
  • Shrimp Marinade
  • * 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • * 1/4 teaspoon of low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • Sauce
  • * 2 teaspoons of low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • * 2 teaspoons of oyster flavored sauce, or vegetarian oyster flavored sauce
  • * 2 teaspoons Chinese cooking rice wine (Shiaoxing) or Mirin
  • * 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • * 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch or potato starch
  • * 2 tablespoons or more of water, depending on how thick you want your sauce

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, marinate the shrimp with cornstarch and 1/8 teaspoon of soy sauce.
  2. In another small bowl, whisk or stir together all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  3. If using fresh lo mein noodles, remove from package and separate loosely in large bowl. These are the ones I used for this dish. IMG_2247.jpg
  4. If using dried pasta, cook pasta according to package directions and set aside.
  5. Add a little bit of cooking oil to a wok or large skillet on high heat. Add the shrimp and fry until almost cooked through and pink. IMG_2253.jpg
  6. Turn heat down to medium and add minced garlic Fry for about 20 seconds until fragrant and add the snow peas, carrots and bell peppers frying for another 1-2 minutes. Remove the vegetables from wok onto a large plate. IMG_2244.jpg IMG_2254.jpg IMG_2258.jpg
  7. Add a little bit more of cooking oil to the wok if needed. Add the cooked or fresh noodles to the wok and return to medium heat. IMG_2261.jpg
  8. Add the vegetables, shrimp and sauce back into the wok, tossing well to combine until the sauce thickens up a little bit. Add more water if needed. Cook until everything is heated through.
  9. Remove from heat and serve with toasted sesame seeds if desired.
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Simply Gloria
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Comments

  1. Sarah - Bread & Batters says:

    Happy New Year Kelly! These noodles look magnificent and thanks for sharing all the symbolic meanings for these dishes!

  2. Happy New Year Kelly! Enjoy the weekend with your family and all of your delicious looking food!

  3. Happy New Year Kelly! These long-life noodles look auspiciously good! Happy celebrating!
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  4. Happy New Year, Kelly! Your recipes to celebrate have been wonderful, and these noodles are no exception! I always love a great noodle dish — it looks delicious!
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  5. Happy New Year! Shrimp Lo Mein is one of my favorite meals! Have a great weekend :)

  6. Happy New Year! Your dish looks just right for the occasion. These shrimp must be fantastic! :) ela

  7. Happy New Year, Kelly! Your noodles are absolutely beautiful. And thank you for including me in your Chinese New Year recipe roundup. I hope the Year of the Horse brings you and your family much luck and happiness!

  8. Happy New Year to you, Kelly! Thanks again for sharing your recipe earlier this week. These noodles looks so delicious and festive! Gorgeous photos!
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  9. Happy Happy New Year Lady!
    That sauce coating these noodles, shrimp and veggies sounds yumalicious! Thanks for sharing another awesome recipe!
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  10. I love all the colors in this dish Kelly! Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope you have a great weekend celebrating!

  11. Happy New Year!!! I know Ty is so excited this is his year!!!!! Lovely dish and beautiful colors, and all those red envelopes would be so fun to open!!! Have a good weekend…

  12. Happy Chinese New Year to you, Kelly – enjoy all the family gatherings and feasts! I love your lo mein noodles and I want to pick up a chopstick and slurp them right up. : ) It’s going to be such a lovely year for you and your family with the new addition!
    PS – thanks for including me in your lineup of recipes…you make me feel like I know what I’m doing (almost…)

    • Thanks so much Monica! Happy New Year to you and your family and hope you have a wonderful celebration and it’s an amazing year for all of you!
      P.S. Your recipes always rock and inspire me :)

  13. Happy New Year – I mostly order this dish when we go out or get take-out. I like how you explain what the different ingredients mean… this looks fantastic! Pinning.
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  14. Happy new year to you and your family! This dish looks super yum!

  15. I only recently started using fresh noodles and it makes such a huge difference, especially in delicious stir fried dishes like this one :) Happy New Year!

  16. A very happy and prosperous new year to you!

  17. Happy New Year, Kelly! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family!
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  18. Happy New Year! This looks like the perfect dish to enjoy on this day. Have a great weekend Kelly!

  19. Happy New Yeat Kelly!! Wishing you and your family lots of prosperity. This stir-fry looks so good and I’m going to try it just for what it symbolizes :) hope you have a great weekend!
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  20. Kelly, these photos are so bright and fun! I love all the color and especially the photo with the noodles on the chopsticks so cool!
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  21. Love stir-fries and your recipe looks delicious! :)
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  22. I want to be at YOUR house this weekend!! It sounds like you and your family are having a lot of fun!! And with great food like this, I’m sure everyone will walk away satisfied!! Happy New Year Kelly!!

    • Haha, thanks so much Renee! It’s always a nice time when we get to see our families :) Hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend and watching the game with all the yummy food and snacks :)

  23. Happy Chinese New Year!!! This looks amazing! I loveeeee lo mein (Chinese food is insanely popular in Jamaica) and yours is to die for! I hope you have a really fun weekend Kelly!

  24. Such a gorgeous, yummy entree. Love that there are meanings for all the ingredients….makes it perfect to celebrate the new year!

  25. Happy New Year Kelly! I love lo mein noodles but I have to admit that I just can’t do shrimp. It’s one of those things that I’ve tried to like but just can’t seem to enjoy – I think it’s a texture issue for me! But I’d eat a huge bowl of just the noodles! haha Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!
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    • Thanks Ashley :) Haha, no worries, I’m actually not a big fan of shrimp either – only made this for the chinese new year and my husband ate most of the shrimp since he doesn’t mind it as much lol. Thanks lady, happy Super Bowl Sunday and hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

  26. I’m loving all your Chinese New Year recipes, Kelly and I think that it’s so cool how so many of them symbolize different things! It’s great because so much mindless eating occurs nowadays with busy busy lives and this kind of reminds you why food is so amazing and should be given lots of thought. Hope you had a great Chinese New Year :)
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    • Thanks so much Katy, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipes :) I did, thank you Katy, it’s always nice when we get to see our family :) Happy Sunday and hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  27. wow, what a colorfull lo mein…..
    beautifull and delish !!!
    Happy Chinese New Year My Friend!!
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  28. I’m crazy over lo mein but shrimp lo mein? My heart and mouth and belly are so happy! Amazing recipe!
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  29. Lo mein noodles are my favorite! And I love the addition of snow peas and shrimp. I hope that you had a wonderful weekend, Kelly! Happy Chinese New Year!
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  30. Happy New Year to you, Kelly! I love lo mein noodles. This dish looks great! Pinned. I hope you have a great week, Kelly. :)
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  31. Happy Lunar New Year, Kelly!! Love this shrimp lo mein. My kind of stir fried noodles :)
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  32. I just love reading about your family traditions, Kelly! There is just so much symbolism and history behind the foods we eat. This is a gorgeous post; all the bright colors are so pretty! And the flavors sound amazing too!
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  33. Yummy. Anything with noodles and you got my attention.

  34. beautiful noodle dish!

  35. This reminds me of birthday noodle bowl I used to have…love all the veggies you have used in the stir-fry, esp. the garden peas.
    Have a lovely day!
    Angie

  36. Happy Chinese New Year Kelly! These noodles look so fresh and delicious! Love the colors of this dish : )

  37. I am loving all these beautiful Chinese dishes, Kelly! Your recipe sounds delicious, and your photos are perfect!
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    • Thanks so much Andi, I’m so glad you like them – I love that you always give me such great meal ideas whenever I stop over to your site too:) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!:)

  38. Chinese New Years or not, I love noodles. And these looks super delish! A belated happy New Year to you and your family!

  39. Mmm, i’ve been majorly craving chinese food lately. This looks awesome! So much better than the greasy stuff you get from take-out.

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