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Mu Shu Vegetables

What you need: 

1 package mu shu pancakes (check these for fat content first)
a few wood ear or cloud ear mushrooms, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes and then cut into thin strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, cut into very thin wedges
1 small head green cabbage, finely shredded
1 small carrot, shredded
4 oz can mushrooms, drained (or equivalent fresh, sauteed in water)
3-4 green onions, cut into 2 inch pieces
Soy sauce or tamari to taste
Hosin sauce

What you do: 

Thaw pancakes.
In a large wok or skillet, saute the garlic and onions for three minutes in a little water or vegetable broth. Add the cabbage, carrot and mushrooms and saute until cabbage just wilts. Add the green onions, soy sauce (about 1-2 tbsp is good) and about 1 tbsp of hosin sauce. Heat through.
Place one pancake in the microwave for 10 seconds (helps to make them more pliable). Remove and spread with a tbsp of hosin sauce, and then about 1/2 cup of the mu shu mixture. Fold the bottom of the pancake up about 1/4 of the way, then fold the two sides in. I sort of roll them, actually, so it is easier to eat.
You could also add some julienne strips of tofu or any other vegetables you like (i.e., bean sprouts, celery, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, etc.).
This was even better the second day (don't put them in the pancakes until right before you want to eat them, howe'ver).

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This was okay.  There were an awful lot of vegetables, and the mixture with the soy sauce and hosin was rather bland.  We ate it, it was satisfying, but I think I'll be doing some doctoring next time.  Maybe some minced ginger, some chile sauce?  On a side note, the pancake recipe somebody mentioned in the comments came out pretty good.  I used sesame oil instead of veg. oil and they came out very tasty.


Mu Shu is my fav Chinese take out that I have been missing. This recipe was great. And so easy to prepare!

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