Express being the operative word here. You wanted quick, easy weeknight meals? Well you got it!
This is so fast, if you blink, you’ll already be doing the dinner dishes. Faster than a speeding bullet! Faster than lightening! Faster than my daughter can text! Faster than my husband can eat 4 lemon cream rolls! (You wouldn’t believe it.) So fast…you almost missed the recipe.
Spicy Teriyaki Beef & Scallop Lo Mein
- 1 package sirloin beef – pre-cut into fajita strips
- 12 bay scallops – If you want a hardier meal, you may use sea scallops; see note below for this option
- 1 package stir-fry noodles
- 1 sliced onion
- 1 sliced red pepper
- 1 package sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 to 1 cup Hot Teriyaki Sauce – depending on how “saucy” you like your lo mein
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Sesame seeds for garnish – Optional*
Place olive oil in pan on medium high heat. Add scallops. Pan sear about 1 minute, or until done, turning once to sear both sides. Remove scallops and set aside. Add vegetables to the pan and stir fry until crisp tender. Add beef. Cook until beef is medium rare. Add sauce and noodles and cook until beef is desired temperature. If you want the beef to remain medium rare, add noodles and sauce with the beef. Add scallops and toss all to coat.
This is a really versatile recipe and you can alter the meats and vegetables according to your preference. Chicken fajita strips is a great choice as well as adding bean sprouts, bok choy, baby corn and water chestnuts.
Note: If using Sea scallops your searing time will increase to about 1 1/2 minutes per side. Make sure your scallops are DRY before placing in the pan to ensure a good, crisp sear.
Double Take: If you have any leftovers, this recipe, believe it or not, makes a GREAT soup! Add 2 or 3 cups beef or chicken stock, depending on the amount of leftovers, and voila!
This stuff is addictive I had it for breakfast. As I was writing this post. Not even kidding.
I love noodles. Bon Appetit y’all!