Quick Mu Shu

We are all looking for quick options for some favorites that we may usually get at a restaurant. Here's a quick meal that comes together in under 15 minutes once you slice everything, and bonus points for the fact that kids love this one!


I take a short cut here by using flour tortillas in place of making the asian pancakes to wrap everything in.

I'll be the first to admit I love making things from scratch, but reality is that some nights you just need to get a good meal on the table!

Right about now, I'm open to shortcuts!


In our house this is usually served with a salad of sliced cucumbers, red onion and cilantro with a quick asian vinaigrette.


Quick Asian Vinaigrette

In a jar shake all ingredients

Equal parts of each:

neutral oil

sugar (Splenda can be used in place of sugar)

rice wine vinegar


2 minced garlic cloves

1 tsp grated ginger

1 tsp sesame oil


I also add a good squirt of Sriracha and a little everything but the bagel seasoning



Left over filling makes a great rice bowl for lunch.



Quick Mu Shu

Serves 4

Time 30-40 minutes


1 lb meat or shrimp (meat should be sliced and shrimp should be peeled and deveined)

1 TB oil

3-4 green onions sliced

3 cups thinly sliced green cabbage

3cups sliced mushrooms

2 carrots cut into matchsticks

1/2 cup sliced red or yellow bell peppers

1/4-1/2 cup hoisin sauce

8 standard size flour tortillas


Sauce

4TB soy sauce

2 tsp sesame oil

2 minced garlic cloves

1 TB brown sugar

1/4 tsp black pepper


Whisk all sauce ingredients together and set aside.


In a non stick skillet add oil and meat and cook until almost cooked through, remove to a bowl and add mushrooms to the pan. Once mushrooms have browned a bit add green onions and continue cooking another 3-4 minutes.

Add in the cabbage, carrots, and bell pepper and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until carrots are just tender.

Add the meat to the pan with everything else and any juices that accumulated, also add the sauce mixture cook for about 2 minutes until combined and slightly thickened.


Smear a little hoisin on each tortilla, add filling roll and enjoy!



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