I have a pretty high, undying love for Fresh Direct. They have this sweet section with one click recipes, calorie counts and all. Since I started a new job this week (new suits, two Blackberries, loss of all street cred…), I needed something quick and easy to make. This recipe is delicious, easy, and fast. The longest part is the chopping, and if you have a mandoline your life will be a lot easier. You can make this with pork, chicken, or just veggies if you like.
Moo Shu Lettuce Wraps, adapted from Fresh Direct
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into very thin strips
- 3 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
- 2 matchstick-cut carrots
- 1/2 sliced red bell pepper
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce, or to taste
- 1 small head Boston or Bibb lettuce, leaves separated and core discarded
In a wok or large skillet over high heat, add oil. Saute the mushrooms for 1 to 2 minutes.
carrots, bell pepper, and scallions and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes, or until tender.
Add Hoisin sauce and stir to combine. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until vegetables and chicken are cooked through. If sauce is too thick, add 1 tablespoon water.
Serve wrapped in lettuce leaves. Makes 4 servings at around 200 calories each.
I had a pretty emotional moment when making this recipe. It was the first time I ever saw the nutrition facts for Hoisin, and I was floored. It basically has 4 times the calories of soy sauce, and a crapload of sugar. Hot flashes, images of drunken, Asian, buffet eating while globbing the sauce on my fried scallion pancake-style Moo Shu… Oh God, I can feel my behind beginning to emulate Kim Kardashian, and not in a good way.