Fried noodles with seafood and oyster sauce

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If you’re looking for an easy dinner, look no further than this one-pan seafood chow mein that’s even more scrumptious than the restaurant version!

Seafood is something I’ve always adored. If I have the option to eat shrimp, fish, or any shellfish, I always go for it. This seafood chow mein takes all your favorite elements and puts them together in one pan for a simple & delicious meal, with easy cleanup too.

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Chow mein noodles are a popular menu thành phầm at Chinese restaurants everywhere. Seafood chow mein is something your local Chinese takeout place might offer (sometimes it’s just shrimp chow mein), but if you follow the steps below, you’ll have your own version that tastes even better. Because you can use more seafood. & it will be faster than getting takeout too!

Ingredients

I used a combination of colorful vegetables in this recipe. They are easy khổng lồ find except for the bean sprouts. But you can totally skip the bean sprouts & still get an amazing result.

Seafood

My secret for making this even fancier than what you’d get at a restaurant is to lớn use a high-quality frozen seafood mix. I love the one from Whole Foods. It features large chunks of scallops, clams, shrimp, và squid. It won’t have that frozen taste, either.

If you do not wish lớn use a frozen seafood mix, that’s totally fine, too. Simply replace it with some shrimp, squid, fish pieces, or whatever seafood is left in your fridge.

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What type of noodles to lớn use

There are several types of noodles you can use in seafood chow mein.

I used fresh Yakisoba (labeled as Japanese-Style Chinese Noodles on the package) from my neighborhood grocery store. I lượt thích the fact that the noodles are slightly thicker than the Hong Kong pan fried noodles, but not as thick as udon noodles. They yield a nice chewy texture while absorbing sauce very well.

On the other hand, you can also use:

Hong Kong Pan Fried NoodlesChow Mein Noodles (fresh or dried)Lo Mein Noodles (fresh or dried)Dried Spaghetti (when you don’t have any fresh or Chinese noodles on hand, this will do!)

You can usually find the fresh noodles in the refrigerated section of an Asian market. But sometimes they are in the frozen section. You can usually find frozen yakisoba at Japanese grocery stores.

The key to great texture with fried noodles is, you should only cook them until al dente, so they won’t be overly soft once fried. If the noodle package only comes with one cooking time, I always reduce it by 1 minute to lớn have slightly underdone noodles before frying.

Cooking process

Cooking seafood chow mein couldn’t be easier:

Prepare the noodles according to lớn the package instructionsSaute the aromaticsStir fry the seafood with onion and carrot, remove them once cookedFry the noodles with some oilToss with the sauceAdd the rest of the veggiesAdd back the cooked seafood và veggiesToss together & serve!

Afterthoughts

While the ingredient list might seem a bit long, you should have most of this stuff in your kitchen already. It comes together really quickly too. You only need 15 minutes of prep time and then it’s just another 5 minutes to cook it. Everything is in one pan, giving you a nutritious và absolutely divine meal all in one. Even on your busiest day, you can make this after work and treat yourself khổng lồ the flavor you deserve!