Vegetable Moo Shu Wraps
30 minutes or fewer
Skip the restaurant, and enjoy Chinese food at home with a veggie stir-fry served with hoisin sauce and moo shu pancakes (found in the frozen section of Asian markets). To assemble, smear hoisin on a pancake, spoon in stir-fry, and roll like a burrito. Vegans can substitute rice paper wrappers and swap baked tofu strips for the eggs and agave syrup for the honey. Recipe by Kirstin Uhrenholdt.
- ½ cup vegetable broth or water
- 2 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tbs. sesame oil
- 1 Tbs. rice wine vinegar or lime juice
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. honey
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1 Tbs. vegetable oil, divided
- 1 small red onion, sliced (1 cup)
- 2 Tbs. grated fresh ginger
- 1 cup large stemmed shiitake mushrooms, cut into thin strips
- 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
- 3 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 ½ cups snow peas, sliced lengthwise
- 1 ½ cups shredded carrots
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
- 16 Chinese moo shu pancakes or small, thin flour tortillas
- Large lettuce leaves, optional
- Hoisin sauce, for spreading inside wrappers
1. To make Sauce: Combine all ingredients in jar, close lid, and shake to combine. Set aside.
2. To make Filling: Whisk together eggs, soy sauce, and sesame oil in bowl. Heat 1 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil in wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add eggs, swirl to spread over pan, and cook 1 minute. Flip with spatula, and cook 1 minute more. Slide onto cutting board, and slice into thin strips. Set aside.
3. Wipe out wok or skillet, add remaining 1 1/2 tsp. oil, and heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and ginger; stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes, or until onion begins to soften. Add mushrooms and garlic, and stir-fry 5 minutes, or until mushrooms are golden. Add cabbage, snow peas, carrots, and green onions; stir-fry
2 minutes more. Stir in Sauce, and simmer 2 to 3 minutes, or until Sauce thickens. Fold egg strips into stir-fry mixture. Transfer to serving platter, and serve with warm moo shu pancakes, lettuce leaves (if using), and hoisin sauce.
September 2011 p.69