Watch Pam Make Quick, Easy Lo Mein


In today’s video I show Maggy and Sharon my technique for making great lo mein. It’s a formula really, so feel free to substitute other firm vegetables like carrots, asparagus, snow or sugar snap peas for the broccoli and other tender vegetables like peppers, zucchini, or bean sprouts, for the mushrooms. Chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, and scallops too can always stand in for the tofu.

11 Comments

  1. Karen says

    Looks great, and am putting it on the menu this week. If I use chicken, I’m guessing that should be browned first before starting the veggies. Also, what is your feeling on substituting soba noodles for the spaghetti?

  2. Pam says

    Hey Karen, unless you’re starting with cooked chicken, brown it first, pull it off, and then start with the onion, and I think soba noodles would work perfectly fine here.

    Good luck!

    • Pam says

      Hey Emily, they actually cut the part of the video where Sharon decided she liked tofu after all! So you never know. Give it a try. It might start to grow on you.

  3. susan says

    Thanks for the video, girls! Somehow the recipes just seem more doable when I can see it done step-by-step. I’m trying to make more veggie meals, so this one I’ll be trying soon — thanks!

  4. Brook says

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  5. Pam says

    Hey Annie,

    Depending on what I’m making, I like different veggie broths. My favorite is Imagine Brand No-Chicken broth. Imagine also makes a good vegetable broth as well. I like Kitchen Basics too, although its heavy caramelized onion hue and flavor, makes it not so great for light soups like chowder. Pacific brand isn’t bad either.

  6. Susan M. says

    I made this tonight with chicken instead of tofu. It was pretty good! The only problem was I have oil spots on my clothes from the high heat stir frying…

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