Chef Wendell: Shrimp and vegetable lo mien

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – You are not what you eat, but you are what your body digests and absorbs.

Fresh, high quality ingredients create optimal digestion for vitamin absorption and Gr8 health.

Asian take-out is always delicious and convenient, but too often loaded with excess oil.

Here is a healthy alternative:

  • 7 oz. chow mein stir-fry noodles
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 3/4 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp. Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1 cup trimmed snow peas
  • 6 oz. baby spinach leaves
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. sweet Mirin
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp. orange zest
  • 1 tbsp. wheat-free soy sauce mixed with 1 tsp. corn starch, orange juice and Mirin
  1. Cook noodles per package instructions. (Delicate rice noodles take less time so be careful not to overcook.)
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add shrimp, hot peppers, 5-spice and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until done.
  4. Add snow peas, spinach leaves and green onions; sauté 30 seconds.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together Mirin, cornstarch, and the juice from the orange to make a slurry.
  6. Slowly pour slurry into skillet and let simmer until it slightly thickens. Don’t walk away. If it gets too thick, just add water.
  7. Add noodles; gently toss.
  8. Garnish with orange zest.

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