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Shiitake-and-Scallion Lo Mein

Shiitake-and-Scallion Lo Mein

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Shiitake-and-Scallion Lo Mein


  1. 1 pound wide lo mein noodles
    1/4 pound snow peas, halved diagonally
    1/4 cup soy sauce
    1/4 cup mirin
    2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
    3 tablespoons canola oil
    1 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps thinly sliced
    6 scallions, cut into 1-inch lengths
    1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
    2 tablespoons water
    2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the noodles until tender; add the snow peas to the noodles in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain the noodles and snow peas and rinse under cold water until cool.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce with the mirin and sesame oil.
  3. In a very large, deep skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the canola oil until shimmering. Add the shiitake and cook over moderately high heat, undisturbed, until browned, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of canola oil, the scallions and ginger and stir-fry until the scallions soften, about 3 minutes. Add the water and cook over moderate heat, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan, 1 minute. Add the noodles, snow peas and soy sauce mixture to the skillet and cook, tossing the noodles until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the cilantro, transfer to banana leaf cones or bowls and serve.

Serves 8.

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