Believe it or not this "fish" and chips recipe is a spot on replica of the real thing. I was in shock myself! If you're looking for a new recipe for meatless Mondays, then check out how I made this dish!
WOAH!!! this will blow your mind how good this actually is! I did some research and found on many vegan websites that nori or seaweed gives anything a "sea/ocean" flavor. So, when I was trying to come up with this concept of "fish" and chips and trying to actually see if it was possible, low and behold it is! I had some doubts because I didn't want the "fish" to taste like fried tofu and had a bland flavor. But, here is how you create this great twist on "Fish" and Chips:
"Keep calm and eat fish and chips!"
Ingredients and how to:
Tofu “Fish” -
1 Extra firm block of Tofu. It will fry better! Drain and get out all moisture out of tofu as best as you can.
3-4 sheets of nori or any seaweed sheet of your choice. This will give the tofu a sea like flavor. Cut the nori sheets into the size of the tofu, it is only going to be on one side. Squeeze lemon juice over the nori and one side of tofu to adhere them together. Fry the tofu at 350 degrees and flip when they turn golden brown about 2 mins on each side. Sprinkle with salt and a squeeze of lemon.
**Salt and pepper the tofu to give it more flavor.
1 cup of flour
1 cup of cornstarch
2 tsp. baking soda or powder
3 tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. coarse black pepper
1 tsp. Paprika
1 1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
1 cup of soda water or half beer half soda water.
Whisk until batter is a thick consistency, just like pancake batter. Let sit for about 15-20 minutes
Chips - Cut russet potatoes into long strips, keeping the skin on. Dredge with a sprinkle of flour and salt & pepper. Place in a 375 degree oven and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Let the potatoes cool down while you set your oven up to 450. Once cooled enough to handle, drizzle them with rice vinegar and more salt. Then place back into the oven until they are crisp!
Tartar sauce -
1 cup of vegan mayo
2 tsp. Chopped green peppercorns in brine
½ tsp. Fresh dill
1 tbsp. Chopped pickles
1 tsp. Pickle juice
2 small clove of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
I really hope that you do try this it will shock you how similar it is to having the real thing! It was a really big hit when I made it for some friends, they even said that they were craving it afterwards! Imagine that! I personally don't think that tofu is the only substitute for meatless meals and nothing is good in excess, so I suggest trying this out and when you're craving some fried fish, make this your go to!
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