Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Mu Shu Pork

I love Mu Shu Pork from the take out Chinese place; steamy hot with those thin, soft pancakes and lots of hoisin. I'd recently seen a couple of recipes in magazines to make your own using packaged coleslaw mix. I gave it a try, and it got rave reviews. The only change I'm considering making is perhaps adding some thinly sliced mushrooms next time. Our take out place does that, and it really adds to the dish.

Mu Shu Pork
Serves 4 or more

8-10 flour tortillas

1/2 tsp sesame oil
5 tb water
1 tb cornstarch
3 tb hoisin sauce
3 tb tamari
1 clove garlic minced
1 tsp sugar

1 lb boneless pork, like tenderloin, cut into thin strips
1 tb oil
4 cups packaged coleslaw mix

Mix all the ingredients for the sauce. Set to the side.
Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the pork and stir fry until cooked through. Remove the pork from the pan, and add the coleslaw mix. Pour the sauce over top and cook until the sauce is thick, and the slaw mix is heated through and slightly soft. Add the pork back in and cook until heated through. When you are ready to serve, place the tortillas on a place and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 20-30 seconds until the tortillas are warm. Serve with extra hoisin on the side.


Ivonne said...

I'm always a bit intimidated to try Asian or Oriental food at home. But that Mu Shu Pork is making my mouth water so I may have to give it a try!

Sara said...

you totally should ivonne, it's so easy.