06 Aug Easy Mu Shu Pork Wraps (Some assembly required)
I’m sure that if you have visited a Chinese restaurant, you have seen Moo Shu Pork or Mu Shu Pork on the menu. I would call it the original stir-fry wrap. It is meat (specifically pork), scrambled eggs, and vegetables rolled up in a mandarin style pancake.
This traditional Chinese dish was introduced to America in the 1960’s and has been a staple ever since. The origin of the words Mu Shu or Moo Shu is a descriptive term for the Sweet Osmanthus, an ornamental tree that produces small and fragrant yellow and white blossoms. The blossoms look like the scambled eggs used in the recipe.
The traditional mu shu was served on a Mandarin pancake, but many North American Chinese restaurants now substitute Mexican style flour tortillas as the wrap. And so am I.
One of the other ingredients used in a mu shu pork wrap was day lily buds.Those are pretty hard to come by. We are substituting sliced cabbage. I bought a pack of cole-slaw ingredients to use in this recipe. Chinese restaurants also use sliced cabbage in this recipe.
Actually you can use about any kind of vegetables in this recipe. You can get dried wood ear mushrooms at an oriental grocery store, but you don’t have one in your town, just use regular mushrooms and skip step 1 of this recipe.
The sauce that use in cooking the pulled pork and green onions in is a teriyaki hoisin sauce. You can substitute your favorite oriental sauce for this recipe. Just about every grocery store that I know of has and international food section and should be able to pick us a workable sauce from that section.
If you don’t have any pulled pork, just cook some pork chops in some water and slice or chop it finely.
I did publish a recipe for crock pot pulled pork on the MyPigMeUp website November 18, 2012. You can use that recipe if you have time.
Well here we go with this recipe and its 12 steps.
Twelve steps! Whoa! That’s scary!
1 lb. pulled pork
4 green onions
1 cup shredded cabbage
½ cup dry wood ear mushrooms
8 flour tortillas
1 bottle of your favorite Chinese style stir fry sauce
Step 1. Hydrate the dried wood ear mushrooms. (Place in a bowl and add warm water).
Step 3. Place the beaten eggs in a non-stick skillet and make an omelet.
Step 4. Remove the omelet to a plate or cutting board.
Step 5. Slice the green onions.
Step 6. Add the sliced green onions and pulled pork to the non-stick skillet.
Step 7. Add your favorite Chinese style stir fry sauce to the onions and pulled pork and heat.
Step 8. Slice the omelet into strips.
Step 9. Slice the hydrated wood ear mushrooms.
Step 10. Begin to assemble the wraps. Warm the tortilla wraps in the microwave. Spoon the pork and onion filling onto the wrap. Add the egg strips. Top with sliced mushrooms and other selected vegetables.
Step 11. Roll each wrap.
Step 12. Placed the rolled wraps on a plate seam side down and serve.