Preparing mock duck (Home meal)
You can buy mock duck in a can at Holland and Barrett. It’s essentially chunks of seitan with a texture imprinted on it to look like skin. It’s a bit pricey as substitutes go but compared to the real thing it’s probably still cheaper!
I like to marinate it all day in soy sauce with honey/agave, five spice and a little vinegar. Put it in a Tupperware and shake every 30-60 minutes.
When you’re ready to cook, heat some oil in a roasting dish in a medium hot oven. Add the marinated mock duck without breaking it up - it’ll look like the first picture.
Roast for around 45 minutes, flipping at 15 minutes intervals. When it’s ready the edges will be crispy and darkened. You can serve it “whole” or chop into bitesized pieces to serve. The picture on the right shows my chopped up mock duck; the marinade keeps it nice and juicy inside, but the edges will have a little crunch.
The next post will show how I served it; and yes, I ate this whole portion on my own.