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Shrimp Lo Mein with Red and Green Pepper

Make delicious shrimp lo mein at home and skip the takeout with this simple recipe. Featuring Chinese egg noodles, juicy shrimp and vegetables tossed in a restaurant-worthy sauce, this 20 minute meal will become a dinner time favorite.

Lo mein was a family favorite on Chinese takeout nights when I was a kid. Our order would always consist of at least one variation of lo mein, some boneless spare ribs and General Tso’s chicken.

Looking back at what we ordered for a family of four always makes me laugh because now as an adult and a family of just two, we order the same, if not even more food.

Why does my husband eat so much?

Inspired by the delicious taste of takeout, this shrimp lo mein recipe is even better. Why? Because it’s made at home with ingredients you can control and takes just 20 minutes. There’s also a bunch of ways to customize the dish based on your preferences and what you have on hand. Frozen shrimp work just as well as fresh making it incredibly convenient as well.

Chewy egg noodles, juicy shrimp, tender vegetables and a crave-worthy sauce combine in this easy dinner which will become a guaranteed fast favorite.

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What is shrimp lo mein?

Lo mein is a Chinese stir fry dish with noodles. It can be made with any protein such as beef, chicken, pork, shrimp or tofu. Shrimp lo mein is one of the quickest cooking options making it perfect for homemade takeout.

The vegetables vary in lo mein dishes but typical choices include, carrots, green onions, cabbage, peppers and snow peas. They’re tossed with noodles in a rich saucy mixture which brings much of the flavor to the dish.


8 ounces lo mein noodles or spaghetti
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste


Cook the lo mein noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet or wok, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove shrimp from skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet, add minced garlic, sliced red and green bell peppers. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, until peppers are slightly tender.
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, and grated ginger.
Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet, then add the cooked noodles and sauce mixture. Stir well to combine and coat everything evenly.
Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until heated through and the sauce has thickened slightly.
Remove from heat and garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds, if desired.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot and enjoy this delicious Shrimp Lo Mein!

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