Friday, March 13, 2009

Food For the Fast - Week 2

I didn't think to take a picture of this recipe before eating it all up! But here's the recipe I've chosen to post for the second week of the fast. It was our supper tonight - and it was delicious!

Garlic Ginger Mock Duck

Marinade Ingredients
1 cup Orange juice (or other fruit juice)
4 teaspoons cornstarch
6 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon ginger
2 cloves garlic
crushed red pepper flakes, to taste

Other Ingredients
1 can mock duck, cut into chunks
5 green onions, sliced
3-4 medium carrots, sliced (we julienned)
1 can sliced water chestnuts
other vegetables as desired

Directions
Pre-cook the vegetables and water chestnuts, as needed.
Marinate the mock duck, then drain, reserving marinade.
In a hot skillet, sear the mock duck (really sear it! So that a lot of it sticks to the pan)
Add green onions, carrots, water chestnuts and other vegetables.
Then add marinade and boil for 1 minute.
Serve over rice or noodles.

A couple of modifications we'd make: replace the OJ with vegetable stock (the OJ wasn't bad in this dish, but it hid the glorious flavor of the ginger and with the abundance of flavors already going on in this dish, it was unnecessary, we thought); and we'd cut the soy sauce in half - at least.

But we're definitely making this again!

Oh, and by the way, this recipe came from our church's new cookbook, "The Community Table," which has some treasures in the section on lenten recipes.

3 comments:

DebD said...

What is mock duck and where can one get it. This looks like a nice recipe- not full of carbs.

-C said...

Mock duck is compressed gluten. It's very common in asian dishes.
I bought a can of it right off the shelf in our regular grocery store, in the ethnic foods aisle with the chinese foods.

It would certainly be available at an asian grocery store, if you have one of those locally - and it is also carried by most health food stores.

An added bonus with this meal is that it's pretty quick to prepare. I thought I'd pick up some peanuts next time and sprinkle them on top.

DebD said...

great idea. It looks like something I might be able to eat. Thanks!