Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce Recipe

So I watched Rachel Allen's homecooking programme this weekend and got a hankering for
those chinese takeway style crispy duck rolls.  Her recipe is quite a healthy way to cook them.

To make them gluten free I would use  chinese rice spring roll wrappers.  You could pre-wrap them before serving with Hoisin dipping sauce (see recipe below).  Alternatively, assemble them at the table: Pour hot water into a wide shallow bowl and soak each rice wrap for 30secs-1min (until soft). Place on a chopping board and filling with the duck, spring onions, cucumber and sauce. Roll like a parcel - fold in top and bottom and then roll (like a spring roll parcel).

Hoisin sauce isn't gluten free (as it contains soy sauce and, often, black bean paste), but it's easy to make and most supermarkets now stock GF soy sauce:

GF Hoisin Sauce
8 tbsp GF soy sauce
2 heaped tbsp smooth peanut butter (the more bland the better!)
2 tbsp honey or molasses
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder (or half a clove I guess!)
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
a dash of hot sauce or chilli (to taste)

Serves 2-3