Monday, March 22, 2010

Moo Shu Noodles

Of all of my attempts at making Asian food, this recipe is one of my top favorites. It's healthy and easy to throw together - although it did take me longer than the 30 minutes mentioned. Maybe I'm just slow! And while it may not be authentic, it is flavorful and delicious. I only made one change - substituting chicken for the pork. Aaron spiced his up a bit by adding a little szechuan sauce to his bowl. Next time I could see adding more veggies - maybe broccoli and carrots? I hope you're hungry, this makes a LOT of food!

Source: My Kitchen Cafe

12-ounces fettuccine
3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
3 eggs, beaten
3 medium-sized boneless pork chops, thinly sliced
Ground black pepper
3 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons ginger (about a 2-inch piece), peeled and grated
3 to 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
1/2 pound mushrooms, stems removed and caps thinly sliced
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 small head Napa or Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chicken broth

Place a large pot of water over high heat to boil. When the water comes up to a bubble, add some salt and drop in the fettuccine. Cook the pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain the cooked pasta and reserve.

Combine the hoisin and soy sauce together in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a 12-inch non-stick skillet, heat one tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add eggs and scramble. When done, scrape them onto a plate and reserve.

In the same skillet heat two tablespoons oil over medium-high heat. Season the pork with salt and pepper, add to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes (don’t overcook or pork will be tough!). Remove the meat from the pan onto the same plate as the eggs and keep warm.

Add the scallions, ginger and garlic to the pan, and cook until aromatic and the scallions are tender, about 1 minute. Add the mushrooms to the pan and stir-fry until golden brown, 4-5 minutes.

Add the cabbage to the pan and stir-fry until tender, about 3 minutes. When the cabbage is tender, add the reserved pork and scrambled eggs back to the pan along with the hoisin-soy mixture and the chicken broth. Stir-fry to fully heat through, about 1 minute, and then toss with the reserved cooked pasta. Cook to heat through and serve.


Chris said...

Your Moo Shu Noodles sound great but easy too! I like that.

Melanie said...

Oooh, we LOVE this meal at our house...I'm so glad you liked it, too!

ashley said...

mmm this looks sooooo good!!

Heide M (TM) said...

Can't wait to try this.

Heide M (TM) said...

Can't wait to try this.

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