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Seitan Lo Mein
with carrots / mushrooms / snow peas

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

We know how much our community loves a saucy, Asian noodle dish, so we took this meal from 2017 and gave it even more flavorful, rich sauce.
Smarts: This is a great use for extra vegetables, so feel free to add more or sub in your favorites.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Seitan Lo Mein:
  • Seitan - 12 oz, 1/2" / 1.3 cm cubes (sub extra-firm tofu)
  • Carrots - 8 oz, thinly sliced
  • Mushrooms, shiitakes - 8 oz, chopped (look for pre-chopped)
  • Noodles, lo mein - 8 oz (sub spaghetti or linguini)
  • Snow peas, fresh or frozen - 8 oz
  • Cilantro (opt) - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
Lo Mein Sauce:
  • Garlic - 3 cloves, chopped
  • Water - 1/2 cup
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1/3 cup
  • Vinegar, rice - 2 Tbsp
  • Cornstarch - 1 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 2 tsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 2 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Seitan / Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make lo mein sauce - Combine garlic, water, soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch, brown sugar, and toasted sesame oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Mushrooms - Chop mushrooms (skip if using pre-chopped). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Cook noodles - Bring a saucepan of water to boil. Salt and add noodles. Cook according to package instructions and then drain. If prepping ahead, toss with some oil to help reduce sticking. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  5. Snow peas - If using frozen, defrost.
  6. Cilantro (if using) - Chop cilantro.

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Make

  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil and then carrots. Saute until starting to brown in spots, 4 to 5 minutes. (Note: Add a splash of water to the pan at any point if the pan looks dry or the vegetables start to burn.)
  2. Next, add mushrooms to wok and continue cooking until carrots and mushrooms are tender, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  3. Add seitan and snow peas to the wok and cook everything together until seitan is warmed through, ~4 minutes.
  4. Push everything to the sides, leaving a hole in the center. Give the sauce a good stir and pour it into the hole. When sauce starts to bubble and thicken, toss everything together until well combined.
  5. Stir noodles into stir-fry and continue cooking everything together until well coated in sauce.
  6. Squeeze lemon juice over noodles.
  7. Serve lo mein with cilantro on top. Add some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (20)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (7)

Most Helpful

My daughter was impressed I made the sauce from scratch. Everyone enjoyed this dish. We subbed chicken for shrimp; I think this would work well with any proteins.

By: Tina
Posted: Nov 24, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

14 reviews

Easy, filling, made great leftovers.

By: Nechama
Posted: Jan 10, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

So good! Even my step son liked the zoodles

By: Kimberly
Posted: Dec 22, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I just don't like mushrooms. The rest of the family loves them and my husband was cooking this week, so we kept them in. Often, I can just pick around them and it's not a big deal. But this was another one where they really flavored everything. Which, if you like mushrooms is probably a great thing! I just don't care for them much.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Dec 17, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Excellent! I doubled the sauce.

By: Dana
Posted: Dec 14, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Next time: will double the sauce! My husband LOVED this.

By: Kristine
Posted: Dec 08, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good! Just used 1/2 the amount of noodles, but no one noticed.

By: Markell
Posted: Dec 08, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful