So the difference is in the noodles and their cooking process. Chow Mein noodles are fried prior to being added to the meat and veggies and are added at the end. Lo Mein Noodles are often par boiled and cooked in the dish or served half cooked and have the sauce poured over them at the table to continue the cooking process. The Lo Mein one confuses me, but that is what the search turned up. I decided to call this Chow Mein even though there was certainly no frying that took place. However I did cook the spaghetti squash separate and ahead of time and added it in at the end of the cooking process.
We had such a busy day today. I cleaned the WHOLE house which has been put off for a while because I've been busy dabbeling in other things. I also organized my oldest son's whole dresser and closet and cleaned up his room which I've literally been avoiding for a month. Oh and the laundry, I washed several loads. I played with the boys outside in the house then we took a nice walk and visited with the neighbors. We walked home I cooked the boys dinner and fed them then cooked this delicious concoction for the two of us.
I made up the recipe. Oh and the point of my rant about all the crapola I did today was to say that this dish was SUPER easy to make. And it was very cheap. Oh andddddddddd it was very delicious!! Steve even liked it. Steve doesn't love stir fryish dishes, and he really only likes spaghetti squash in my spaghetti squash lasagna. Steve said it was "wicked good". I agree it was wicked good!! Ok here it goes!!!
Spaghetti Squash "Chow Mein"
- 1 large zucchini
- 1 vidalia onion
- 3 boneless pork chops cut into cubes (you could make this w/ whatever kind of meat or tofu or whatever you want!!)
- 1.5 cups of frozen corn
- 1 small spaghetti squash cooked (you can cook it however you want I forgot to roast it during my busy day so I microwaved the whole thing poked with holes for ten minutes then scooped out the seeds and shredded the spaghetti squash out)
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce or Bragg's Liquid Aminos
- black pepper, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- In a saute pan melt coconut oil and heat on med high heat. Season pork cubes heavily with pepper, chili powder, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Add pork to pan spread out so its in a single layer. Brown on this side for about 5-6 minutes then stir it up and flip it and cook until no longer pink. Remove pork from the pan and set aside in a bowl.
- Add onion and zucchini to the pan and cook until soft about 5 minutes stir frequently.
- Add the corn and spaghetti squash to the dish. Season heavily with all the above seasonings except onion powder. I put a ton of onion powder in.
- Throw the pork and the juices in the bowl back in and add the soy sauce or liquid aminos. Simmer on lowish for about 10 minutes stir frequently.