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Vegan Fish and Chips Recipe

Vegan Fish and Chips Recipe
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This flavorful Vegan Fish and Chips Recipe is so amazing! Marinated tofu slices wrapped in seaweed and then dipped in a seasoned batter and lightly cooked for crispy battered vegan fish.  Delicious served with a side of fries, mushy peas, a squeeze of lemon and vegan tartare sauce. If you are a fish lover then this is what dreams are made of!

Fish And Chips

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When I first moved from England to the USA, I wasn't on a vegan diet at the time and I longed for fish and chips, fries drizzled with malt vinegar and mushy peas. My husband introduced me to Long John Silvers fish and chips and they were such a big disappointment. I had to resort to eating fish sticks, later on, I will share with you my version of Vegan Fish Sticks.

I gave up my desire to eat fish and chips in the USA, became vegan shortly after and it is only about a year ago when I started trying to 'veganize' fish and chips. This is now 23 years later and it is amazing the power of our appetite, how we can still have the memories of what our favorite foods taste like before we became vegan.

These are two recipes that I loved when I lived in England that I have made plantbased are Chickpea Shepherd's Pies and Quiche.

This is one of the reasons why I might do recipes for those who are transitioning and who are longing for those memorable foods that are connected to happy times in their lives, special occasions, loved ones. like their favorite grandma's recipe.

During the time I had fish and chips, I was a student nurse in England and that was my go-to dish in between school and my part-time work.

Vegan Fish And Chips, showing tofu slices being marinated

To make this recipe, I lightly fried both my fish and fries in a non-stick skillet. I didn't use a lot of oil because what I did was once I partially cooked the tofu fish on each side, I then cover the skillet for a few minutes to allow the food to cook through.

I removed the cover and allowed the tofu to finish cooking until the batter was crisp and golden brown on each side. This method allowed the steam to fully cook the food on the inside. Most fish and chips recipes on the internet add beer to their batter but I don't drink alcohol so I don't have any in my recipe.

Fish And Chips

I used Pillsbury Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour for the batter and the result was an amazing crispy batter.

I wrapped the tofu in plain nori seaweed, the type that is used for making sushi. The one I used is the Yamamotoyama Sushi Party Toasted Seaweed, I love this because I don't have to cut the nori sheets, they already cut.  If you cannot find this one just cut regular nori sheets to fit the tofu slices.

For the tofu, I love  Trader Joes super firm. Whitewave and Twin Oaks Community they are all pretty firm ones. I  used Trader Joe's super-firm tofu for this recipe, it holds its shape and you never have to press it.

Fish And Chips Platter

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Per 100g
Energy:
151 kcal / 631 kJ
Fat:
9 g
Protein:
11 g
Carbohydrate:
7 g

Ingredients

For: 6 Servings

Batter

Preparation:
15 min
Cooking:
20 min
Ready in:
35 min

Instructions

For The Tofu Fish

  1. Place tofu slice in a casserole dish in a single layer. Combine Bragg's liquid aminos and yeast flakes in a small bowl. Brush tofu slices on both sides with mixture and allow to marinate for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the batter.

For The Batter

  1. In a medium bowl, mix 1/4 cup gluten-free flour, cornmeal, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, celery seeds, allspice, 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add water and whisk to form a smooth batter that looks like a pancake batter.

  2. In another bowl, combine 1/2 cup gluten-free flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt and set aside.

  3. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.

  4. Take a nori sheet and measure approximate size needed to cover each tofu slice. Cut nori sheet and wrap around tofu, then dip into batter to fully coat the tofu. Finally, dip in flour mixture, set aside on a large plate. Repeat process until all tofu is done.

  5. Once the oil is heated, transfer about 4 tofu fish in skillet and cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until tofu fish is golden brown. To make sure batter is properly cooked, I cover the skillet halfway for a couple minutes, then uncover so the batter will crisp up.

  6. Delicious served with chips, peas and a vegan tartare sauce.

Notes

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Rating

  1. Joanie @ One Dish Kitchen
    April 10, 2018

    I’m so intrigued by this recipe! My son is vegan and I’m going to forward this recipe along to him. I think he’ll love it.

  2. Angie
    April 9, 2018

    5.01

    This was a big hit, the seaweed made it taste like fish. I having been missing fish but no more!

  3. Cat Chiang
    April 9, 2018

    Oooh yum! This looks amazing. I’ll have to try this!

  4. Mikaela
    April 9, 2018

    I love seaweed. I’ve got to share this recipe with my vegan friend, I think she will love it.

  5. Teresa
    April 6, 2018

    4.01

    This is Great! A wonderful idea.
    Making it tonight. Thank you!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 6, 2018

      That’s wonderful, hope you enjoy it Teresa.

  6. rominaavila
    April 3, 2018

    Thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Great.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 3, 2018

      You are welcome, please enjoy!