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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Beef & Broccolini Lo Mein

Get lo, get lo...get Beef & Broccolini Lo Mein!  
Do you think Lil John sings "Get LOw" when he eats his lo mein?  (These are the things that keep me up at night).  Perhaps Sandra Bullok sings it when doing so?  Her version of 'Get LOw',  in The Proposal, was quite amusing.  


Sing, or don't sing...but you must try this lo mein!!  The vegetables take center stage, the beef is more of an accent.  Together they play out wonderfully....the tender mushrooms and noodles....the crunchy broccolini and snow peas....hints of marinated beef throughout.

This is another one of those dishes that you can play around with, make it your own:  double up on the mushrooms, omit the beef, toss it with a whole pound of pasta, etc.


This makes 3 full sized servings...dinner for S & I, then lunch for me the next day.....and I sang while dishing out each serving......get lo, get, low....to the windoooooooowwws, to the waaalllllllllss!!



Beef & Broccolini Lo Mein
adapted from, Marinated Beef and Vegetables recipe, Asian - the essential recipe collection
makes 3-4 servings

marinade
1 TBS rice vinegar
1 TBS soy sauce
2 tsp corn starch
2 tsp brown sugar
2 cloves of garlic, minced or grated
1 TBS sesame oil

1 pound of rump or strip steak
3 TBS grapeseed oil, or other high temperature cooking oil 
2 tsp grated fresh ginger root
1 bunch broccolini, chopped into 1" pieces
8oz snow peas, cut lengthwise into thin strips
8oz mushrooms, sliced
4 scallions, chopped on a diagonal
1/2 cup beef stock
1/2 TBS cornstarch
1 TBS soy sauce

8oz dry spaghetti, or noodle of choice

Whisk the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl.  
Slice steak into thin strips, against the grain, on a 45 degree angle.  
Add meat into the marinade mixture, toss to coat, cover and set aside for 15 minutes.

Cook pasta according to manufacturer's instructions, drain, set aside. 

Mix the cornstarch and soy sauce together in a small bowl, set aside

Heat 1 TBS of grapeseed oil in a large skillet or wok.  When oil is hot, swirl grated ginger in the pan for 30 seconds.  Stir-fry the steak for 2-3 minutes until medium rare - working in batches if necessary, as to not overcrowd the pan - remove from the skillet when cooked, set aside.

Heat remaining 2 TBS of grapeseed oil, stir-fry the broccolini, mushrooms, and snow peas for 2-3 minutes - this can be done in batches, as well, if needed.

Pour beef stock over all the cooked veggies, in the skillet, cover and steam for about a minute.  Stir in the reserved cooked steak and the cornstarch/soy sauce mixture, cook until the juices start to thicken.  Add in cooked noodles, tossing to coat for 2-3 minutes, or until the noodles have absorbed the liquids.  

Top with chopped scallions when serving.

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32 comments:

  1. This looks so yummy! Lo Mein is one of my favorite things to order when getting take-out, and I've always been wanting to make some at home. I'll have to give it a try sometime! This looks delicious!

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    1. I've eaten a lot of take-out lo mein...this was just as good....minus having to do the dishes!

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  2. This looks like it's something I could eat on my diet! Thank you for sharing on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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    1. It can really be altered to suit any plan, low-carb (ditch the noodles), low fat (cut back on the oil), etc....plus it has much veggies & doesn't taste like diet food!!

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  3. This looks so fresh and appetizing! Great photos too!

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  4. Hubs has been asking for lo mein, and I happen to have some leftover steak to use, yay! This looks perfect as is to me.
    Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friday

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    1. This is a perfect way to use leftover steak. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. perfect! Thank you for sharing at the hop my sweet bloggy friend xo

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    1. Thanks for hosting & stopping by!!

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  6. Hi! Found you on Sincerely, Paula link up. I have been searching for a good lo mein recipe and am glad I found this one. Can't wait to try it. Now following on Bloglovin'
    ~Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

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    1. Thanks, I hope you try it!! Let me know how it turns out!!

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    1. Thanks Linda, it's always fun linking-up :o)

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  8. Lo Mein is one of my son's favorite dishes when we do Chinese takeout! Love this recipe I pinned onto my Good Eats board. Coming to visit from the Frugal Foodie Mama!

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    1. I had to make my own takeout, per my hubs food allergies. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  9. This looks delicious! I love all of the fresh veggies that are packed in it. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays. Pinned to my MM board!

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    1. Thanks for hosting, Julie!! Yes, lots of veg in this one!

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  10. This looks so delicious Kim and the presentation on that pretty dish looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Judy!! I've had this dish for a while & forgot I had it....just like new, all over again :o)

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  11. Mmmm, will definitely have to try this. Looks SO good!

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    1. Yes, a great fakeout-takeout!! Thanks for stopping by, Kim!!

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  12. This looks so delicious! Love new recipes! Would be thrilled for you to come join my link party and follow along!
    http://alivedinhome.blogspot.com/2013/05/happy-weekend-hope-everyone-had-great.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping, by...I will check it out :o)

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  13. Yum - yum - yum!!! Always eager to try new Asian-style recipes - this one sounds really tasty. Thanks for sharing :).

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    1. Thanks Patricia!! It's super quick & easy, and very good!!

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  14. Love the change up with broccolini. I hadn't thought to use that in a lo-mein. Your sauce is perfect. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

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    1. This was adapted from my "Asian Food Bible" (linked above), I found it at Goodwill for a few bucks- one of my go-to books. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  15. I love pretty much any Sandra Bullock movie! Faves? The Lake House and Miss Congeniality. But the real star here is this Lo Mein. Outstanding! Totally pinned and featured at Wicked Good Wednesdays! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yay, how cool - thank you, thank you!! It was the song, right?

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  16. Would love for you to share this at my link up where we pin all those who join http://myfashionforwardblog.com/2013/05/09/all-things-pretty-number-7/

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  17. This looks fabulous Miss Kim! I would love this for lunch. You want to come make it for me? I just pinned this, I know I'll love it! Thanks for linking up with me @ Great Idea Thursday's. Your the best :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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