Moo Shu Pork

Moo Shu Pork
Chris, my oldest son cooked dinner for me on a resent visit. I loved it so I asked if he minded sharing a photo and his version of the recipe. Happily he humored me and here it is. Quick, easy, and delicious!!

He adapted his recipe from a Food Network Magazine Cookbook titled Great Easy Meals. 

3 T. Hoisin sauce plus more for serving
3 T. rice vinegar
2 cloves of garlic minced
kosher salt
fresh ground black pepper
2 lbs. lean pork chops trimmed of the fat and cut into thin strips
2-3 T. peanut oil
4 oz. shiitake mushrooms stemmed and sliced
16 oz. Cole slaw mix or shredded cabbage and carrots
1 bunch green onions sliced
12-14 bib lettuce leaves washed and dried

Whisk Hoisin sauce, vinegar, garlic,and 1/2 t. each of salt and pepper in a large bowl, add the pork and marinade for at least 10 minutes or up to overnight. 

Heat wok and add 1 T. oil. Using tongs remove the pork from the marinade (save the marinade to add in later) and stir fry in the hot oil for about 4 minutes until browned. Transfer the pork to a plate. Add 3-4 T. water to the wok and stir to make the juices, pour over the meat on the plate and set aside for now.

Add the remaining oil to the wok and stir fry the mushrooms for 2 minutes. Add the slaw mixture and stir until wilted, about 3 minutes. Add the pork, the reserved marinade, and the green onions, then stir fry another 2 minutes. Taste for seasonings and adjust as needed. Wrap in the prepared bib lettuce leaves and eat from your fingers!! Serve with additional Hoisin sauce and garnish with additional green onions if desired. Serves 4.

This is not only a tasty meal, it is a fun meal.

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