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Shrimp Chow Mein


This is a double hit. If you like Chinese food and shrimp, this is the recipe for you!


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 1 (14 ounce) can bean sprouts, drained
  • 1 (2 1/2 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Hot cooked rice or chow mein noodles


  1. Saute onion and celery in butter until onion is tender.
  2. Add next 6 ingredients, stirring well. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add shrimp; simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Combine water and cornstarch, stirring until smooth. Add to shrimp mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly.
  5. Serve over rice or noodles.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

From the Family Recipes Collection of Linda Jolly and Lisa Stephens.

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