Kung Pao Quorn

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Step 1.

Pop the frozen Quorn Pieces in a bowl and toss with 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of cornflour, 1 tbsp of Shaoxing wine and a pinch of salt.

Step 2.

Chop the whites of the spring onions into large chunks, a similar size to the Quorn Pieces. Finely slice the green part and keep it separate. Grate the ginger and the garlic.

Step 3.

Remove the seeds, then cut off the stems of the dried chillies. Take out the seeds and the stems, then cut the chillies to a similar size as the Quorn Pieces.

Step 4.

Bash the Sichuan peppercorns in a pestle and mortar.

Step 5.

In a bowl, make the sauce. Mix 100ml water, 1 tbsp of Chinese black vinegar, 1 tbsp of Shaoxing wine, 2 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tsp of cornflour, 1 tsp of sesame oil and a pinch of sugar.

Step 6.

Heat up a wok with a small glug of oil and gently fry the peanuts. Remove and set aside.

Step 7.

Add a big glug of oil to the wok and fry the Quorn Pieces for 2 mins.

Step 8.

Add the dried chillies and Sichuan peppercorns. Keep everything continuously moving for 2 mins on high heat, then add in the ginger, garlic and white spring onions. Toss and cook for 30 secs, then add in the peanuts. Pour in the sauce and mix well, allow to cook for another min.

Step 9.

Transfer onto a serving plate and sprinkle with the green spring onions. Serve with rice.

Don’t feel pressured to eat the dried chillies – they are there to add some heat to the dish. You can also substitute half balsamic vinegar and half apple cider vinegar for Chinese Black Vinegar. Check out the Quorn Pieces here.

500g Quorn Pieces
3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Cornflour
2 Tsp Shaoxing Wine
6 Spring Onions
3 Cloves of Garlic
4cm Knob of Ginger
10 Dried Long Chillies
1 Tsp Sichuan Peppercorns
1 Tbsp Chinese Black Vinegar
1 Tsp Sesame Oil
A Pinch Of Sugar
50g Salted Peanuts
Vegetable Oil