I have wanted to try mock duck for ages but never really got round to it. I'm always curious as to how good vegetarian substitutes for meat are and this is pretty good. I couldn't really tell the difference between this and real duck, but I suspect that it would only really work in Chinese dishes. Nevertheless definitely worth a go.
Mock Duck and Tenderstem Broccoli Stir-fry (from Ching's Fast Food - Ching He Huang)
(Serves 2-4 to share)
2 tbsp groundnut oil
1 clove garlic, crushed and finely chopped
1 tbsp peeled and grated root ginger
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
4 shitake mushrooms, sliced
1 190g tin mock duck, drained, rinsed and sliced
100g tenderstem broccoli, sliced on the diagonal
100g french beans, topped and tailed
2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soy sauce
pinch soft light brown sugar
pinch ground white pepper
dash toasted sesame oil
Heat a wok over a high heat until it starts to smoke and then add the groundnut oil.
Add the garlic, ginger, chilli and mushrooms and stir fry for 1 min, then add the mock duck and stir fry for just under a minute.
Tip in the broccoli and beans and stir fry for another minute.
Season with the remaining ingredients, then remove from the heat and serve immediately with boiled rice.