“Ball so hard…that ish cray, ain’t it Jay? What she order…fish filet?”

If you can’t tell by now I love Lo mein. It is really the perfect meal. It really hits the spot every time. You have your veggies, your noodles and whatever protein you see fit. I’ve used beef, chicken, and fish before. You can also flavor it an aways you want. I’ve made a jerk lo mein & curry chicken lo mein. The combination you can try might be endless.

Today, I made a Salmon and veggie lo mein. Marinated Salmon, Snap Peas, bell peppers and the noodles of course. This is a recipe for me that I’ve pretty much got down the way I enjoy it, so cooking it now its usually very quick. I like to experiment with different flavors as often as possible to make new combinations. Maybe next time I’lll make a Southwestern Lo Mein, with black beans, corn, scallions and red onions. I’ll keep you guys posted on what I come up with next.

For the Salmon, I combined soy sauce, hoisin sauce, hot sesame seed oil, five spice powder, red chili pepper flakes, garlic powder, and seasoned rice wine vinegar to season and marinate the salmon filets. The rice wine vinegar I brought from Wegman’s. It is sweet and salty and gave the salmon a nice flavor. Salt, pepper, five spice and garlic powder to season the salmon a bit, then I combined the rest of the ingredients and poured it over the salmon and let it sit in the fridge for an hour. I made another cup and a half of the marinade and left to the side to toss over the dish once I was ready to combine everything with the noodles.

After marinating the salmon, I put it in the oven with a foil tent, to make sure I didn’t over brown the salmon. I didn’t track the time I let the salmon cook in the oven, I just kind of know when its ready. However, if you need an exact measurement cook it at 400-425 degrees for 4-6 minutes per half an inch of thickness. You can also tell your salmon is done with a fork. If it’s easy to flake with a fork then it is ready to go. The minimum internal temperature should be 145 degrees.

While the salmon was going I attempted to julienne the bell peppers as best I could. I wanted them thin so when I combined all the ingredients you would get any overly thick slices in each bite. After that I sautéed all the veggies in extra virgin olive oil with some minced garlic and scallions.

I boiled the noodles according to the package and once drained, I combines the noodles, veggies and half of the marinade I put to the side and combined until evenly coated. By this time the salmon was done, so I flaked it tossed it in with everything else and added the remaining marinade.

Once everything was coated, it was time to plate and finished with sesame seeds and green scallions.

I love how it came out, I snuck out of bed several times grabbed a fork and ate it right out of the bowl! I hope you guys give this one a try, and let me know what you think or if you make any tweaks.