Mani Asian Supermarket offers a large range of dried, canned, fresh and frozen foods from all over Asia, including a variety of tofu, noodles, fish, seasonal Asian vegetables, cooked BBQ meats, baked buns, breads and cakes.
Pick up authentic ingredients for this delicious recipe: Jamie Oliver's Crispy Peking duck in pancakes Serves 6
1.2 kg duck
10-12 destoned plums
5 tablespoons sugar
2 pinches five-spice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ teaspoon chilli powder
grated orange zest
1 bunch spring onions
2 packs pre-made pancakes
Preheat the oven to 170ºC. Rub a 1.2kg duck with loads of salt, inside and out. Dust the bird all over with five-spice and grate fresh ginger and rub it round the cavity, leaving the ginger inside to flavour. Place the duck in a roasting tray and put it in the oven. All you need to do is check on it every so often and spoon away the excess fat that has rendered out of the duck. This will make the skin go wonderfully crispy. Generally, after a couple of hours it will be perfect – the leg meat will pull off the bone and the skin will be wonderfully crisp. You can turn the heat up to 200ºC for a short while until it's really crispy.
While the bird is cooking, you can make your plum sauce. Place 10 or 12 destoned plums into a pan with 5 tablespoons of sugar, a couple of pinches of five-spice, a couple of tablespoons of soy sauce, half a teaspoon of chilli powder and a splash of water. Bring to the boil, then simmer until you get a nice shiny pulp. You can remove the plum skins if you prefer. Add a little grated orange zest, as this goes well with duck. Put the sauce to one side to cool before serving it, and taste to check the seasoning.
Use half a cucumber and a bunch of spring onions and finely slice them.Buy a couple of packs of pre-made pancakes and place in a steamer or microwave and slowly steam until nice and hot.
Once the duck has cooled a little bit, use two forks to shred all the meat off the carcass, putting all the meat with its crispy skin on to a serving plate. Take a pancake, place some duck, a bit of spring onion, a little cucumber and a dollop of plum sauce on to it, then roll it up.
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