Moo shu pork is a pork recipe of northern Chinese origin, possibly originating from Shandong. I consider this one of my go to pork recipies. Enjoy!
Moo Shu Pork is a typical stir-fried dish in northern China. It's made with pork, green onions, mushrooms, and scrambled eggs, all rolled into small, thin pancakes instead of being served over rice.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 mins
- 1 pound pork tenderloin sliced into bite sized pieces
- 3 tablespoons Chipotle Aioli Mix
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 cup sliced scallions
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 2 cups bean sprouts
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 1 cup bamboo shoots thinly sliced
- Add the pork, Chipotle Aioli Mix, and one tablespoon sesame oil in a bowl. Marinate for 1 hour.
- Heat the reserved sesame oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions and cook for a minute. Next, add the cabbage and bean sprouts. Sauté for approximately 5 minutes until cabbage is wilted but is still crispy. Transfer to a bowl.
- Place the now the empty skillet over medium heat and add the pork and mushrooms. Let them cook for approximately 5 minutes or until the pork is well cooked and the mushroom browns.
- Return cabbage mixtures to the skillet, also, add the bamboo shoots and sauté until everything is adequately heated.
- Serve over rice/noodles, in a wrap, or lettuce cup.
- You can also serve it with additional Hoisin Sauce if you like.
- 240 Calories (kcal)
- 10 Fat (g)
- 2 Saturated Fat (g)
- 13 Carbohydrates (g)
- 4 Fiber (g)
- 7 Sugar (g)
- 28 Protein (g)
- 75 Cholesterol (mg)
- 320 Sodium (mg)
Hoisin sauce is a sweet-salty thick sauce with an excellent fragrance is mainly used to glaze meat, pork, or chicken. It may also be used in stir-fries and also as a sauce. Making Hoisin sauce is not so hard. You have to use a combination of fermented soy, garlic, vinegar, and usually chili and sweetener; the sauce is dark in color and has a thick consistency.
The sauce has a very strong salty and slightly sweet flavor. If you are not used to the unique flavor, it can be overpowering. It is therefore advisable for to use only a bit of it at a time till you get used to the unique taste. Alternatively, you may dilute the flavor by adding water or oil to the Hoisin sauce before using in a recipe. Many grocery stores stock Hoisin sauce, but you can as well prepare yours at home.
Cabbage is full of vitamin K and anthocyanins that help with mental function and concentration. It is also high in sulfur, the beautifying mineral. Cabbage helps dry up the oily and acne-prone skin. It helps to detoxify the body. Green cabbage is the heartiest variety; it takes well to all cooking methods.
Lean porkcuts are high in protein, low in fat and have more B-vitamins than the various types of meat. Pork also contains healthy doses of selenium as well as zinc. When buying pork, look for cuts with a small amount of fat on the outside and with meat that is firm and reddish pink in color. You must also cook the pork correctly to get the full benefit from it.
Mu Shu pork is a classic dish. The ingredients are stir-fried in batches purposely to enable it to cook evenly as well as retain the vibrancy of the colors. Try making the dish and you will surely love it.