If you’re a Chinese takeaway fan this is a great lower calorie, home-made option for you! You can use any veggie alternative – there are pulled pork, pulled chicken and pulled jackfruit options available now. I happened to have the Linda McCartney pulled fake chicken in my freezer so that’s what I’ve used.
This serves 3-4 people and comes in at around 230 cals per portion (before rice etc).
You will need:
1 pack of veggie pulled ‘meat’
1 small onion
1 clove garlic
1 stick of celery
1 small red pepper
1 small red chili (optional)
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp black bean sauce
1 tbsp water
Small handful of cashew nuts (optional)
A couple of spring onions (for garnish)
Place the pulled fake meat in a bowl and add the soy sauce and sweet soy sauce – leave to marinate.
Chop the vegetables up into small pieces and add the onion, garlic and celery to a hot wok or pan with a little oil (or oil spray to save calories)
Add the peppers and chili if using.
While the vegetables sauté add the hoisin and black bean sauce and water into a small bowl and mix together. Set aside.
Add the marinated pulled fake meat to the wok and fry it for 5-7 mins.
Meanwhile, if you’re using the cashew nuts roast them in a dry pan.
Add the sauce mix to the pulled meat and cook through for another 2-3 mins.
Serve with the cashew nuts and spring onions sprinkled over the top, with rice or noodles.