Mu Shu Pork

I Want In!

PFC Paleo Recreation RoundUp hosted by PaleoParents

A few weeks ago my friends Stacy and Matt from Paleo Parents contacted me (and several other paleo bloggers) to try and paleo-ify some meals from the Chinese chain, PF Chang’s.  Sort of like a virtual dinner party of sorts.  Since I already have a Beef and Broccoli post from the Sous Vide Showdown, I wanted to try something new that I had never made before.  Since Mu Shu Pork hadn’t been taken by any of the other bloggers, I decided to give that one a shot.


An additional challenge to this dish would be that I had never had Mu Shu before (I was always more of a sesame chicken kind of guy) so I had to really research what went into this dish.  This included making my own paleo version of Hoisin Sauce as well.  I must say, it came out amazing.  This is definitely something that I will make on a regular basis.


Mu Shu Pork
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Serves: 4
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine white wine vinegar, sesame oil and paleo soy sauce to make a marinade.
  2. Add sliced pork to marinade and thoroughly coat. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes.
  3. While pork is marinating, soak wood ears in hot water for 15-20 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Break off any hard stems and julienne wood ears.
  5. Heat wok over medium heat and scramble eggs with a pinch of salt and 1 tbs lard.
  6. Remove eggs and shred into thin strips and set aside.
  7. Return wok to high heat and add remaining lard.
  8. Stir fry garlic until golden, about 1 minute.
  9. Add pork shreds and stir fry another 2 minutes.
  10. Remove pork using a slotted spoon and set aside.
  11. Add hoisin sauce to wok and stir fry 1 minute
  12. Add bamboo shoots, cabbage, carrot, and wood ears to wok and stir fry 5 minutes.
  13. Add salt, chicken stock, pork and eggs and mix well for about a minute.
  14. Serve immediately
If you can't find wood ears, you may substitute for oyster mushrooms instead. Just skip the re-hydration step.

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