Monday, June 1, 2020
June 1, 2020

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Mu Shu Pork Wrap with Bok Choy a quick take on a Chinese classic


This is a quick take on a popular Chinese classic. Marinated pork tenderloin and cabbage are wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves and served with bok choy topped with peanuts.


Makes 2 servings. Recipe by Linda Gassenheimer

3/4 pound pork tenderloin

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon grated or chopped fresh ginger

1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce*

1 package microwave brown rice (to make 1 1/2 cups cooked rice)

4 teaspoons sesame oil, divided use

4 cups sliced bok choy

2 tablespoons unsalted peanuts

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 cups ready-to-eat shredded coleslaw

1/2 cup drained, canned sliced water chestnuts

Several large iceberg lettuce leaves

1 tablespoons hoisin sauce

Remove visible fat from pork and cut into strips about 1/4-inch thick. Mix garlic, ginger and soy sauce and together in a bowl, add the pork strips and mix to cover pork with marinade. Set aside to marinate.

Microwave rice according to package instructions, measure 1 1/2 cups and divide between two dinner plates.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a wok or skillet until smoking. Add the bok choy. Stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes. Add the peanuts and salt and pepper to taste. Spoon over the rice and use the same wok for the pork.

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil in the same wok or skillet until smoking, and add the coleslaw. Stir fry 1 minute. Push coleslaw to the sides of the pan and add the pork, marinade and water chestnuts. Stir-fry 4 minutes in the center of the pan. Draw in the coleslaw and continue to cook 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Carefully remove 6 large lettuce leaves and divide between the 2 plates. Spread hoisin sauce on inside of leaves. Add pork and vegetables. Roll up. Pour any pan juices left over boy-choy and rice.

Per serving: 570 calories, 170 calories from fat, 19 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 7.8 g monounsaturated fat, 110 mg cholesterol, 47 g protein, 54 g carbohydrates, 9 g dietary fiber, 9 g sugars, 600 mg sodium, 1,445 mg potassium, 680 mg phosphorus

Exchanges/food choices: 3 starch, 2 vegetable, 5 lean protein, 1 fat