Thursday, September 24, 2009

Not So Fat Friday - Moo Shu Style

This little blog o' mine has been more about living & loving than eating lately so it's time to kick it up a notch & get back into the swing of things. I was going to go on & on about how I've been in a funk & now that Tristan's birthday party is over I need to find something else to focus on.

But in an effort to keep things short & savory 'round here, I'll just say it's time. Time to get my soup back on. Ya know?! I'm looking forward to more cookin', cooler weather, invigorating breezes, euphoric runs around the neighborhood & the anticipation of turning 38 & finally, the holidays.


Well, onto the eating ~ I recently tried Moo Shu Pork when family was visiting & we ordered in Chinese, a rarity since I like to make Asian at home minus the MSG. I really enjoyed it so when I came across this healthy recipe for Moo Shoo Vegetables from EatingWell.com I knew I wanted to try it while modifying it a bit. I added shrimp to mine but you can certainly add chicken as well or leave the recipe as is. And I used authentic moo shu wrappers rather than tortillas to keep it authentic. This was delicious & filling & guess what? Healthy a.k.a Not So Fat!!!!!!!



MOO SHU VEGETABLES / SHRIMP / CHICKEN

{Printable Recipe}

3 tsp toasted sesame oil, divided
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 12-ounce bag broccoli slaw
2 cups mung bean sprouts
1 bunch scallions, sliced, divided
1 tblsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tblsp rice vinegar
2 tblsp hoisin sauce

Asian chili garlic sauce for garnish







Heat 1 tsp oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add eggs; cook, stirring gently, until set, about 2 minutes. Remove to a plate. Wipe out pan & heat the remaining 2 tsp oil over medium heat. Add ginger & garlic & cook, stirring, until softened & fragrant, 1 minute. Add shredded vegetables, bean sprouts, half the sliced scallions, soy sauce & vinegar. Stir to combine.

Cover & cook, stirring once or twice, until the vegetables are just tender, about 3 minutes. Add the reserved eggs & hoisin; cook, uncovered, stirring & breaking up the scrambled eggs, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the remaining scallions & remove from the heat.


{FOOD FOR THOUGHT}

  • sesame oil need not be toasted
  • 3 eggs were enough
  • powdered ginger would work well!
  • up the garlic to 4 cloves
  • original recipe suggested tortillas but it seemed weird to me. Go to your local Chinese take out place as I did & ask for the moo shu wrappers. They were $3 for a pkg of 10.
  • didn't use the bean sprouts because the ones in my fridge were too old. maybe next time.
  • If using shrimp like I did (about 20) then add in after 2 minutes of cooking the slaw. If using chicken, then cook by itself, keep warm, then add back when adding eggs & hoisin sauce.


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35 comments:

Kathy B! said...

Gah. I haven't had dinner yet and I'm seriously thinking of licking the computer screen now.

Kristina P. said...

YOu know the way to my heart is a good shrimp dish, right?

The Blonde Duck said...

It looks fantastic!

Vodka Mom said...

I ADORE Moo Shoo Pork!


And many other foods, unfortunately!!!!!!

Tender Branson said...

Wow...I never realized there were actual moo shu wrappers, I always used tortillas. I love Moo Shu!

Alea said...

I like cooking Asian food at home, but have never tried making moo shu before. Thanks for sharing the recipe, plus all of your tips!

Chef Eureka said...

Hmmm, I don't cook a lot of Asian food. But that sounds interesting :)

susan said...

We like to make Asian food at home too and I always looking for new recipes. This looks great and I will definitely use the wrappers! Glad I visited!

Pam said...

This looks really tasty and flavorful. I love that you used broccoli slaw.

FROGGITY! said...

yum. it's only 10:44 in the morning and i am already craving this... :)

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

I love making my own Chinese. This looks really delicious! Love it with shrimp!

sassy stephanie said...

Love broc slaw, but never thought of using it for this...makes it quick and easy! Yum.

Kristen said...

This sounds delicious. I am glad that lunchtime is coming up soon; reading all of these recipes is making me so hungry! I am going to copy your recipe to make soon.

Sassy Chica said...

oooh-weee that looks fabulously delish!!

Smooches,
Sassy Chica

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Those look great!

SnoWhite said...

I love make-it-yourself ethnic cuisine!

simpledaisy said...

Looks super delicious!

Oh and my wreath.... I just bought a styrofoam wreath form and hot glued wine corks in a pattern onto it! The sunflowers are just the faux sunflowers that I pulled off the stems and hot glued to the form too!!
Send me a picture if you make one too:)

Ronda said...

Looks like another winner! I'll try this one for sure!
XOXO

thatgirlblogs said...

oooh I love MuShu anything!!!

ButterYum said...

Hi. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. You must be a Wolfgang Puck fan (Live, Love, Eat).

You have quite a nice blog here... will spend the next hour or so scanning your posts.
:)

Take care,
ButterYum

Angela said...

Looks great Steph! THe veggies look beautiful too at the beginning. Yum. I'm still drinking coffee and now I'm craving Asian food. Thanks girl!

Kerstin said...

Oh, these look amazing and what a great idea to ask your local Chinese place for moo shu wrappers - I'm totally going to do that!

AVT Coach said...

Never a disappointment when I come to visit! This dish looks wonderful! So glad you are doing well and thriving in your world!

Yaya said...

Oh gosh that looks good!

newlyweds said...

Awesome. We love Moo Shu, I can't wait to try this!

BeautifulDisaster311 said...

I'm fixing this for supper one night this week; YUM!

Sherry said...

Oh, YUM! :D

My Carolina Kitchen said...

We love Moo Sho Pork but I've never seen these cute little shells pre-made. How cool. I'll have to look for them.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by my kitchen and leaving a comment. I followed you and found your great blog. Lots of fun stuff here. Your husband and son are precious. I'll see you again soon.
Sam

Life, Love And Lola said...

UP THE GARLIC!!! You're my kind of girl! Yum!

Michelle said...

I've never tried moo shu shells. Everything looks great as always.

The Blonde Duck said...

Hope ya'll had a great weekend!

e-Mom said...

Yum, outrageously delicious-looking. Love the chili garlic sauce topping. GOOD idea!

Enjoying your blog! My first visit. Love this: "My crockpot runneth over!!!!"

Thanks for droppin by at Susannah's Aprons. :~D

e-Mom
http://susannahsaprons.blogspot.com

scrappysue said...

melikey shrimp - such inviting colours! thanks for stopping by

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness! I want some of this right this second! So yummy! And LOVE that it is healthy too!

Nicole Feliciano said...

Any tips for julienneing all those veggies? Can't wait to see what you come up with for tomorrow's Momtrends Friday Food feature. My recipe is pork--until then!