Duck Pancakes with Quick Plum Sauce

1:45 h

Pulled oyster mushrooms marinated in Kikkoman soy sauce and maple, roasted until crispy and piled high into soft pancakes topped with sweet soy plum sauce and crunchy spring onions

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For the duck

<item-todo-done>600g king oyster mushrooms<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp toasted sesame oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp plant-based chicken seasoning<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp Chinese 5 spice<item-todo-done>

For the duck sauce

<item-todo-done>4 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp ginger & garlic paste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp toasted sesame oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp creamy tahini<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp Sriracha sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tsp maple syrup<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 lime<item-todo-done>

For the plum sauce

<item-todo-done>1 thumb sized piece of ginger<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>250g plum jam<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp apple cider vinegar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp allspice<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Pinch of salt<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Dash of water<item-todo-done>

For the pancakes

<item-todo-done>1 cucumber<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>8 spring onions<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp sesame seeds<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Handful of chopped coriander<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>12 Chinese pancakes<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat the oven to 180C, fan setting | Large baking tray | Spoon | Mixing bowl | Small saucepan

Marinade the mushrooms

  • Place the mushrooms in a large baking tray and pull apart with your hands until they reach a pulled-like consistency
  • Add the soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil, chicken seasoning, Chinese five spice and a pinch of salt
  • Mix well until all of the mushrooms are coated in the oil mixture
  • Cover and leave to marinade for at least 1 hour

Cook the mushrooms and make the duck sauce

  • Once the mushrooms have marinated, cook them for 30-35 minutes until cooked and crispy, tossing halfway through to ensure you get an even cook
  • While the mushrooms cook, make the duck sauce; In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, ginger and garlic paste, sesame oil, tahini, sriracha, maple syrup and a good squeeze of lime juice until smooth

Make the plum sauce

  • Peel and grate the ginger
  • In a small pan, add the plum jam, apple cider vinegar, grated ginger, allspice and a pinch of salt
  • Bring to the boil before leaving to simmer for a few minutes until thick and sticky - you can mix through a dash of water if the sauce ever becomes too thick

Prepare the rest of the ingredients

  • Trim and halve the cucumber lengthways, scoop out the seeds with a spoon
  • Cut the two long halves into thirds and cut the thirds into fine matchsticks
  • Trim and half the spring onions length ways, then cut into pieces the same length as the cucumber pieces
  • Cut the spring onions into long shreds
  • Prepare the pancakes; cook according to packet instructions

Finish the filling & serve

  • Once cooked, take the mushrooms out of the oven and mix through the duck sauce, ensuring all of the mushrooms are coated
  • Transfer the pulled mushrooms to a serving bowl
  • Transfer the prepared veggies to serving bowls and put the bowls on the table
  • Lay the duck, spring onions, cucumber, sesame seeds and coriander on top of the pancakes, drizzle over some plum sauce
  • Roll the pancakes up and enjoy
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