Chinese Mu Shu Pork Recipes

Chinese Mu Shu Pork Recipes, Stir-fried marinated pork mixed with bits of scrambled egg, tree ears and lily buds.   Normally served with mandarin pancakes. The dish is supposed to represent a colorful forest, with the pancakes forming the ground or base.

In its traditional Chinese version, moo shu pork consists of sliced or shredded pork chop meat and scrambled eggs, stir fried in sesame or peanut oil together with thinly sliced wood ear mushrooms (black fungus) and day lily buds. Thinly sliced bamboo shoots may also be used. The dish is seasoned with minced ginger and garlic, scallions, soy sauce, and rice cooking wine (usually huangjiu).

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 lb boneless lean pork, shaved into very thin bite sized pieces
  • 4 dried black mushrooms or 8 button mushrooms
  • 2 cups finely-shredded napa cabbage
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 3 scallions, white and light green parts, slivered
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten with
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons freshly-grated ginger
  • 3 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • hoisin sauce

Directions

  • Combine soy sauce, sherry and hoisin sauce in a bowl.
  • Add the pork, toss to coat evenly, cover, refrigerate and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, soak the mushrooms in enough hot water to cover for 20 minutes (no soaking if using button mushrooms).
  • Drain and thinly slice.
  • Set aside on a plate, along with the cabbage, carrot and scallions.
  • Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the peanut oil and swirl to coat.
  • Pour in the eggs, swirling and tilting the wok to form a thin film.
  • Cook just until the eggs are set and feel dry on top, about 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a platter, let cool slightly and cut into 1 inch strips.
  • Return the wok to high heat, and swirl in the remaining 2 tablespoons oil.
  • Add the garlic, and ginger, and stir-fry to release the aromas, about 1 minute.
  • Add the pork and stir-fry until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the reserved mushrooms, cabbage, carrot, bean sprouts, and scallions, along with the chicken stock, and stir-fry another 2 minutes.
  • Stir in soy sauce, sherry, sesame oil, and sugar, and cook, stirring until sauce boils, about 1 minute.
  • Add egg strips and mix well.
  • To serve, spread a small amount of hoisin sauce on a warm Mandarin Pancake.
  • Spoon about 1/2 cup mu shu mixture in center of pancake, wrap like a burrito, folding the ends to close, and serve.

Time

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Nutrition / Serving

  • Calories 363.9
  • Cholesterol 144.1 mg
  • Sodium 1420.1 mg
  • Carbohydrate 13.7 g
  • Protein 18.3 g

Original recipe makes 4 – 6 Servings