Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Yummy dinner tonight

I'm sitting here savoring Moo Shu Pork, one of my favorite Chinese dishes. And I didn't even have to go out for it. I had a pork tenderloin in the fridge that I'd thawed out last week, but couldn't use. (Being sick one day threw my whole menu off.) So instead of the roast I had planned, I cut it up and browned it, then put it back in the freezer. Today, it came out and was mixed with spices and store bought cole slaw mix. The recipe goes together really fast, and tastes amazing. I think the recipe originates with Taste of Home, which tells you it is user-friendly.

In case you never heard of it, imagine tender, shredded pork with chopped vegetables in an oriental style sauce, all served in a warm tortilla. (They use some kind of pancake in Chinese restaurants, but a flour tortilla does the trick.) I actually got the tortillas at Trader Joe's last night. I had tried the handmade tortillas from there a while back and swore I'd never get the supermarket kind again. So soft and yummy!

Moo Shu comes in many varieties. You could substitute chicken...or maybe some of that leftover turkey you're going to have in a month or two. Take a look at the recipe and adapt it to use up some of your leftovers. I promise...try it, you'll like it!


Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Hey kiddo
sounds so delish! I made stir fry beef and veggies this evening but now I am wanting to try your recipe!. Give it up!!!
Blondie(missed you the past several days - glad to see you posring again!)

Donna said...

Sounds good! You are so creative with your cooking!
Donna :)

Milehimama said...

Great recipe - I'm always looking for something to do with pork. Our local Super Walmart carried pork picnics for 99 cents a pound, so we have it 3-4 times a month... and the kids are getting tired of having "round 2" as tacos and shredded BBQ!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by and the great advice on being so picky. I appreciate it. ;)

She'sSewPretty said...

This sounds so good. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing the "recipe'!