Mu Shu Shrimp with Homemade Plum Sauce

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Mu shu is one of my favorite Chinese restaurant dishes, so I was thrilled when I discovered how easy it is to make at home. Having crepes and cooked shrimp on-hand make it truly fast food.

2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
3 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces
sea salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup shredded carrot
½ cup chopped green onions
6 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
1 recipe Spicy-Sweet Shrimp
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon Sriracha
4 tablespoons Easy Homemade Plum Sauce (or jarred hoisin sauce)
8 small whole wheat tortillas (or 8 Whole Wheat Crepes)

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add broccoli and a pinch of salt and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, until slightly charred. Pour 1/4 cup water into pan and cover. Cook for another 3 minutes, until broccoli is tender. Uncover and let any remaining liquid burn off. Add garlic and toss well to coat broccoli. Cook for 30-60 seconds, until garlic is fragrant. Scoop broccoli into a large bowl.

Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and swirl to coat. Add carrot and onions and stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in cabbage and cook 3-5 minutes, until wilted and slightly charred. Toss shrimp and broccoli with cabbage mixture. Microwave crepes for 20 seconds on a plate covered with a clean dish towel.

While cabbage is cooking, whisk together soy sauce, 1 tablespoon water, cornstarch and Sriracha in a small bowl. Stir soy sauce mixture into cabbage mixture with a pinch of salt and toss to coat. Serve with plum sauce and tortillas or crepes.

Serves 4

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2017-05-19T00:19:08+00:00
  • kim s.

    my family loved this dinner! it was a nice change from my regular staples. i bought a bag of cabbage/cole slaw which made it easier. Very good flavor and something different!

    • liahuber

      So glad you liked it, Kim!