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It’s time for another edition of Bad Photo Sunday. Since I was out of town last weekend, I didn’t post one, but I’m back this week!

Now, on a few of my Bad Photo Sunday posts, a few people have commented that the photo really wasn’t that bad. Well this one is. From this photo, this does not look appetizing, but this was actually quite a tasty meal!

You all know my love affair with Cooking Light recipes. They are usually really easy, fast and almost always taste good. This one falls into all 3 categories. I made this quite awhile ago, so I can’t remember exactly how long it took, but I don’t think it took more than 20 minutes from start to finish. And it’s delicious and healthy!

Moo Shu Shrimp
from Cooking Light March 2007

Makes 4 servings

2 teaspoons peanut oil, divided
1 tablespoon minced garlic, divided
1 pound small shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms
1 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup chopped green onions
6 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce object2=”>
tablespoon water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chile sauce, such as Huy Fong)
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic and shrimp; stir-fry 3 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through. Remove shrimp from pan; keep warm.

Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic and mushrooms; stir-fry 1 minute or until mushrooms are tender. Add carrot and onions; stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in cabbage; cook 2 minutes or until wilted.

Combine soy sauce, 1 tablespoon water, cornstarch, and Sriracha in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir soy sauce mixture into cabbage mixture. Remove from heat; stir in shrimp, tossing to coat. Serve with hoisin and tortillas.

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18 Responses to Bad Photo Sunday – Moo Shu Shrimp

  1. noble pig says:

    Is the photo so bad you won’t even post it? Where is it?

  2. Deborah says:

    You are just too fast!! I had accidentally published before I even had my post in there…

  3. noble pig says:

    Ha, Ha! Again, it looks good to me!

  4. Claire says:

    It’s an “ok-ish photo Sunday”, I agree! or is it just my brain synthetising the list of ingredients and intellectually enjoying the shrimps and tortilla?!

  5. Happy cook says:

    I looks super delicious to me

  6. Sylvie says:

    I’m so glad you have started the bad photo Sunday, because it’d be a shame to miss out on all these great sounding recipes just because you’re not too happy with the recipe. Maybe I should gather all my courage and post some of my really bad pics!

  7. Katerina says:

    Great idea, I have never made homemade moo shu before but it makes sense that it is so easy. Your photo really isn’t that bad.

  8. Claire says:

    I think it looks great! Mmm!

  9. Allison says:

    Well it looks delicious to me! But maybe that’s because I love mu shu. 😀

  10. giz says:

    My abilities as a photographer are still in the infantile stage compared to this one – and – by the way – some of the best cookbooks I own don’t even have pictures. The recipe speaks for itself.

  11. Emiline says:

    Hooray for bad photo Sundays! These sound really flavorful.

  12. glamah16 says:

    It looks appetizing enough to me. You are your oown harshest critic. But what do I know about photography. I love Moo Shu and this feature.

  13. Sara says:

    I love Moo Shu Pork, never thought of Moo Shu Shrimp. By my standards, your pictures not too bad!

  14. Elle says:

    Again, what bad photo are you talking about? That photo just made my stomach rumble, so it must be good.

  15. Cakespy says:

    I don’t know girlie, this photo looks pretty tasty to me! :-)

  16. HoneyB says:

    This looks delicious! I don’t think its that bad of a photo! Makes me want to make it!

  17. Ruth Elkin says:

    It doesn’t look appetising?!?!?! Heck I’m not a big fan of shrimp but this looks really good! I wish my pics were anywhere near as good!

  18. Rosie says:

    It looks great to me!

    Rosie x

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