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Re: Mock Duck

On Mon, 31 Jan 2000 09:16:14 -0600  jeff_nygren@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Before my Fat-Free days, I remember having 'Spicy Mock Duck' at a local Laotian
> restaurant. I understand the 'duck' is some kind of vegetable product. Can any
> of you tell me what 'mock duck' is? (Tofu? TVP?) Do any of you have a Mock Duck
> recipe, FF or otherwise?

Typically, Asian mock duck is made primarily from wheat gluten, aka
seitan.  It is a commercial product, often sold in cans.  The gluten
product is created in sheets which are then rolled into coils.
Sometimes the surface is stamped to give a goosebump appearance. Cans
of mock duck and other mock meats can be found in most asian
groceries, though they often include oil.

Although you won't get quite the same texture, any recipe for gluten
or seitan, or seitan product should be similar.

Michelle Dick             artemis@xxxxxxxxx              East Palo Alto, CA