Sunday, April 6, 2008

Moo Shu Wraps

I used to really shy away from a recipe that threw in an uncommon ingredient. Not being adventurous cost me some really great recipes in the meantime. This one is a very tasty and simple recipe that has hoisin sauce, not a common staple in the pantry but it should be! It adds that restaurant flavor to the recipe. My kids like this dish a lot and needs to be served on a really good tortilla. No whole wheat this time. I like the fresh tortillas from Costco. Check your ingredient list on the soy sauce and hoisin sauce. I bought the organic soy sauce from Kikkoman and it has great ingredients. I am out of Hoisin so I need to go check out a good brand for that sauce. I am making this tomorrow. I hope you all try it out and see what you think! I received this recipe from Amy Fraughton in our recipe club. I changed a few little things for family preferences. This is a Weight Watchers meal for those of you watching those calories.
Moo Shu Wraps
8 oz lean sirloin beef
3 T organic soy sauce
1 t. cornstarch
2 t. vegetable oil ( I use grapeseed oil)
2 medium scallions, chopped
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 T. sherry cooking wine
2 C. Chinese or nappa cabbage. ( I used regular green cabbage and it was great)
1 C. sliced mushrooms (less if no one cares for these)
1 large egg, beaten
8 flour tortillas
1/2 C hoisin sauce
Place beef in bowl, thinly sliced into about 2 inch by 1/2 inch strips. Add 1 T. soy sauce and cornstarch. Stir to coat. Heat oil in large skillet. Add scallions and garlic, saute 1 min. Add beef and cook until browned, about 2 min. Add remaining soy sauce and sherry, cook 1 min more.
Add cabbage and mushrooms. Saute until vegetables are tender but not soggy. Stir in egg and cook until done. To serve, place heated tortilla on a plate. Spread about 2 tsp. of hoisin sauce down middle of tortilla and then place about 1/2 cup of filling on tortilla. Roll up.
For your picky eaters, just make sure that you roll this up before they see the cabbage. It looks mostly like beef when it is cooked and they won't really notice the veggies when they are eating it. Its all about presentation!

1 comment:

Megan said...

mmmmmm...this sounds awesome!!!