Moo Shu Pork

Moo Shu PorkI have been loving my most recent issue of the Food Network Magazine. I have found so many wonderful recipes to try and they have all turned out delicious. I was excited to try their version of moo shu pork because it looked tasty, healthy, and very easy to make. I loved the flavor of the tender pork with the crunchy slaw and the soft butter lettuce leaves. This dish was loved by all of us, my kids had seconds and my husband said the leftovers were terrific the next day.

Moo Shu Pork:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe from The Food Network Magazine ~ July/August 2010
  • 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into thin strips
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar (or plain)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil (more if needed)
  • 8 oz shitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz coleslaw mix
  • 3-4 green onions, sliced
  • Butter lettuce leaves

Moo Shu Pork

Whisk the hoisin sauce, vinegar, minced garlic, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the pork and marinate for 10-30 minutes prior to cooking.

Heat 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat. Add the pork and marinade once the pan is hot along with 2-3 tablespoons of water. Stir-fry until the pork is browned, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and place on a plate then cover it with a tin foil tent. Add the additional 1/2 tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan then add the mushrooms once the pan is hot. Stir-fry the mushrooms until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add the coleslaw mix, pork, and half of the green onions; stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, if needed. Serve the stir-fry in the lettuce leaves and sprinkle the tops with the remaining green onions. Enjoy.

Moo Shu Pork


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

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  1. Moo shu pork is one of my chinese food favorites! I'm so excited to be able to make it at home now!

  2. It's so cute in the lettuce leaves! I do love cute food, even though the giant guys in my house don't appreciate it.

  3. Laura (Recetas Trucos y Tips) says:

    That looks delicious! and it's very healthy.


    saludos desde EspaΓ±a

  4. Ana Powell says:

    Lovely presentation, so Summery and well infused.
    Another great winner β™₯

  5. That looks gorgeous… Would you serve it with rice or noodles?

  6. Vegetable chopper says:

    Really beautiful!
    Because I have most of the ingredients already, I will try to do it!
    Looks yummy, thanks for the recipe!
    And thanks for the awesome blog also:)!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow…these look fantastic! I love the lettuce wraps! Your photo is amazing, Pam!

    Kim in MD

  8. The FN mag has become my favorite recently. I love the recipes, as well. That pork looks delicious.

  9. This is one of my favorite take out items and now I can make it at home!!!! This looks fantastic, Pam. What a great summer dish.

  10. That looks delicious.

  11. oh my gosh, that looks so good and flavorful!

  12. Cooking Gallery says:

    This is such a great idea, I normally eat mushu pork sandwiched in a bun :).

  13. Your meals always look so appetizing! What sort of camera do you shoot with?

  14. You've reminded me of how I used to eat mooshu pork in a particular Chinese place in NYC years ago. Even your lettuce is gorgeous.

  15. Beautiful dish!!
    This remind me to my home country. My friends and I always had thai spicy pork salad with fresh vegetable.

  16. Koek!

    I served mine in lettuce cups but you could definitely serve it over rice or noodles if your prefer.

  17. Evan @swEEts says:

    Yum! It reminds me of the lettuce cups you can get at Cheesecake Factory.. looks fabulous!

  18. Suman Singh says:

    looks so refreshing and crunchy..feel like having some now..yumm

  19. what a cool idea to serve it in the lettuce leaf. i would definitely enjoy this.

  20. blackbookkitchendiaries says:

    i have been craving for this for awhile now. looks really yummy!

  21. mysimplefood says:

    Looks delicious and fresh. I don't think I've had moo shu pork before.

  22. cooking mama says:

    I am new to your site. I love your photography. The food always looks so appealing. How do you get the lighting so right?

  23. I haven't had moo shu pork, but it sounds wonderful! ( and definatly easy enough) Thanks for a great post, as always!

  24. That is what I always get when I go to our favorite Chinese restaurant. I didn't get the latest one. I better scoot on down to Barnes & Noble….huh!

  25. from my motorhome to yours says:

    this was fantastic!! I will blog it and show pics later many thanks

  26. We Are Not Martha says:

    This looks beautiful!! Seriously way better than anything you'd get in any restaurant. Delicious!


  27. The Queen Vee says:

    Do you know how many calories and servings per recipe?

  28. The Queen Vee,

    I am sorry, I don't know the nutritional information. It served my family of four and we had enough leftovers for my husband's lunch the following day. I hope this helps.



  29. bistrogerard says:

    This looks wonderfully healthy and full of flavour. Thank you for sharing the recipe

  30. inanoyster.com says:

    looks delicious!

  31. Conor @ Hold the Beef says:

    I love everything about this dish, Pam. Looks truly delicious and fresh, and very healthy too!

  32. Love it! I just made copycat Chicken Lettuce Wraps ala PF Chang last week!

  33. 5 Star Foodie says:

    Moo Shu pork is one of my favorites, this is a terrific healthy version to make at home!

  34. this looks great Pam!! really delicious

  35. great presentation of a uniquely-tasty dish! i love the idea of lettuce cups, especially if the filling is a succulent as your pork. well done.

  36. goodcookbecky says:

    I recently made lettuce wraps too. These look nice and fresh!

  37. They look good. Are they kinda like those lettuce wraps? I always intend to try them but never do. Perhaps now I will at home with your recipe.

  38. pigpigscorner says:

    Love meat wrapped in lettuce! yummy flavours!

  39. I'll call this lettuce cup of deliciousness!!!

  40. Spoon and Chopsticks says:

    Wow this looks amazing. Just wondering how to eat this. This looks quite big. Do I just hold it and eat like a hamburger? I'm worried I might drop the fillings all over.