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Vegan Peking Duck Pancakes
This is one of my all time favourite recipes. Yummy crispy ‘duck’ pancakes soaked in a delicious sauce you’ll taste once and never forget.
The sauce is another one of its kind. A thoughtful mixture of herbs, spices and hoisin produces a beautiful aromatic sauce that will waft through your house from room to room.
This recipe is perfect for a gathering. I love how communal the style of eating is. Place the jackfruit duck and sauce in the centre and let everyone assemble their own pancake – it’s so much fun! Just don’t fight over the last pancake!
- Dietary: dairy-free, lactose-free, soy-free, nut-free
- Prep Time: 25 mins + marinate overnight
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Total Time: 55 mins
Vegan Duck ‘Jackfruit’ Recipe
- 2 tins of young jackfruit in water, drained
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 3 large spring onions, finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic, finely diced
- 3 tbsp ginger, finely diced
- 1 tsp Chinese five spice
- 4 tbsp tamari*
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 3 tbsp water
- 5 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Duck pancakes^
- Hoisin sauce, to serve
- 1 cucumber
- 1 spring onion, sliced
- Sesame seeds [optional]
- Ground pepper
- Heat 1 tbsp sesame oil in a sauce-pan. Add in the spring onions, garlic and ginger. Saute them until soft and fragrant.
- Add in the jackfruit and mix in tamari, 4 tbsp of hoisin, the rest of the sesame oil, water, sugar and rice vinegar. Press down on the jackfruit so it shreds into smaller fibres. Add the five spice and season with pepper. Mix well. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes and let it cool down. Refrigerate the sauce overnight.
- When ready to serve pancakes, brush the rest of the hoisin sauce on the jackfruit. Bake the jackfruit in the oven set at 180°C for 30 minutes or until browned and caramelised.
- Microwave pancakes or steam them in a steamer. To assemble, smear hoisin sauce on the pancake and add the jackfruit, spring onion and cucumber. Sprinkle on some sesame seeds and roll it up into a wrap. Enjoy!
*Substitute with soy sauce if need
^I recommend buying pancake wraps. I prefer to buy it rather than make my own. The pancakes need to be thin yet thick enough to prevent the sauce and contents from breaking through. It’s difficult to get it right without spending hours perfecting it.