Vietnamese Mock Duck with Pickled Veggies, Roasted Broccoli and a Sweet Sriracha Sauce


I was inspired to make this dish after we received some mock duck in the shop. The first thing that came to my mind was “Banh Mi!” As you can see, this is not the traditional Banh Mi, which is served on a baguette with pickled veggies, pork, pate, cilantro and jalapeños. One thing I did stay true to was the spice. I put a good amount of red pepper flakes in the marinade and the sweet sriracha sauce gave another dimension of heat. You can certainly serve this traditionally on bread or incorporate it other ways such as atop a mountain of veggies!

– 1 package of chicken style seitan (Westsoy makes a great one)
– 3 cloves garlic, leave whole and crush
– 1″ piece of ginger, minced
– 1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice
– 1 tsp red pepper flakes
– 1 Tbls lime juice
– 2 tsp tamari

1. Drain the seitan and set aside
2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients. Add seitan to marinade. Cover and refrigerate for as long as possible (I did about 3 hours, overnight would be ideal)
3. Sauté marinated seitan with the marinade until the marinade has absorbed/evaporated and the seitan has browned
4. To make the sweet sriracha, add equal parts of sriracha to agave



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