View Full Version : Vegan Tofu 'Fish' in batter

08-07--2008, 02:14 PM
For anyone that was at Bristol Vegan Fayre this year and tasted the fishless fish in batter you'll know why I had to try and recreate a recipe for it. It's not perfected yet, and still needs some work on it, and I don't yet have any measurements but if anyone feels like joining in on the 'research' here's what I've got so far.

Apologies if something like this has been posted before.

For the 'fish'

Freeze a block of tofu, and when defrosted, squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Slice into into several large thick pieces.
Soak the slices overnight (or several hours) in a stock mixture of soy sauce and kelp powder.
When ready for cooking, squeeze out as much liquid as possible. Slice a sheet of Nori seaweed into several pieces, brush the tofu with a flour and water paste (or the batter) and wrap the nori around the tofu.
Dip into the batter and fry at a high temperature until browned.
Drain off the fillets on kitchen roll and serve with chips.

For the batter:
Flour, salt, kelp powder, sunflower oil, soy sauce, soya milk.
Mix into a thick batter and season well with the salt, kelp and soy.

Here's the 'fish'


And here's the 'fish' and chips


Enjoy. :)

08-07--2008, 03:25 PM
ooo that sounds yummy!

08-07--2008, 04:48 PM
Sounds delicious.

What does freezing and then thawing the tofu do? I'm guessing it has some effect on the texture maybe?

08-07--2008, 05:26 PM
That's right, it makes it far more firmer, more chewy. You can see in the first photograph that the texture has changed from it's usual softness.

mr uof luap
08-07--2008, 05:45 PM
looks soo so good.

08-07--2008, 08:35 PM
Oooh, this sounds really nice

*prays she has finally found something to quench her battered cod desires after seven long years of veggieness*

09-07--2008, 12:17 AM
that sounds cool. what do you use to squeeze tofu?

09-07--2008, 10:51 AM
^ I squeezed it between two dinner plates.

09-07--2008, 11:28 AM
^ I squeezed it between two dinner plates.

aha. makes sense. i think i will give this one a go. :thumbup: