Lily’s Vegan Duck ala Sharon
Does it taste and texture like animal duck? I never had animal duck, so dunno. Steve used to order Peking Duck whenever we went Chinese if it was on the menu. One thing I do know is it wasn’t gamey. Tender, delicious, seasoning appropriate for duck. Subtle, should please all tastes. Steve loved it! Buy it. I’m getting ready to re-order.
8.5 oz. bag UNCLE BEN’S Jasmine Ready Rice – prepare according to package instructions just before duck is done
1 pkg. 9.85 oz. VEGAN IMITATION SMOKED DUCK, by May Wah aka Lily’s Vegan Kitchen, thawed – cut vegan duck in strips – cut it across the center from end to end, then crosswise into 1/2 inch widths
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 lg. sweet onion – cut ends off, cut in half from end to end, then cut into thin half rings, 1/4 inch wide
1 super jumbo or 2 med. size fresh sweet red pepper, cored and cut int 1-1/2 x 1/4 inch strips
1 t. salt
fresh grind black pepper
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. smoked paprika
1 t. fine grind fennel seed
1 t. dry mustard
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 t. dried basil
1/3 c. orange juice
1 T. steak sauce
fresh thinly sliced lime – garnish
smoked paprika – garnish
1- In large skillet, over medium heat, melt olive oil.
2- Add onion, red peppers, salt and fresh grind black pepper. Toss to coat with oil, then saute until translucent.
3- Add Lily’s Duck strips, tossing to coat with moisture from the skillet.
4- Sprinkle the five spices and basil onto duck, toss to coat evenly. Cook a couple minutes to sear onto duck.
5- Add orange juice and steak sauce. Stirring to incorporate and evenly disperse.
6- When most of juice evaporates, salt and pepper to taste if needed.
7- Place cooked rice onto serving platter.
8- Top with duck/veg saute.
9- Cook lime slices briefly so they keep their shape, in juices of pan, then position lime slices evenly over top, then sprinkle lightly with smoked paprika.
10- Spoon whatever liquid remains in pan on top of the dish. Serve.
Notes: If you want to use regular long grain rice, go ahead. I used these microwaveable bags, since I had them on hand and Steve likes them.
To Global Sous-Chefs: Lily’s pantry aka May Wah sells online from the location in New York City. Look them up. Their smoked ham is surprisingly like the animal ham. Order something, try it at home, then make the suggestions to the executive chef when you deem appropriate. https://www.lilysveganpantry.com/
Tony waves and says, wave to Sharon