Meatless Monday with Vegan Beer Battered Tofu ‘Fish’ Sandwich
Welcome to the Miratel blog for our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.
We recently featured a recipe for a Super Simple Veggie Big Mac which was a great example of a vegan take on a traditional fast-food dish and today we present another with a Beer Battered Tofu ‘Fish’ Sandwich. According to the chef “This sandwich needs no pitch because it is everything you dreamed of and more. If you long for that faux fish sammie, you have to try this beer battered tofu “fish” sandwich. The tofu is coated in a crispy batter and paired with fresh slaw between two fluffy buns. Add a plate of fries to that and you are set!” Don’t let the multiple steps scare you off – it is worth each and every one. This delicious recipe comes courtesy of Gabrielle St. Claire of Eat Drink Shrink, a beautiful website with amazing vegan recipes and images via the always incredible and inspiring One Green Planet.
FOR THE SANDWICHES:
- 2 cups flour, plus additional for frying
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup beer
- 3 tbs vegan egg replacer
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- 4 buns
- 1 14-ounce block extra firm tofu
- 1 cup red cabbage
- 1 cup white cabbage
- 1/2 cup sliced radishes
- 3 tablespoons malt vinegar
FOR THE TARTAR SAUCE:
- 2 tablespoons relish
- 1 tablespoon capers, chopped
- 3/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
- 1/2 bunch dill
- 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a large pot, add oil over medium/high heat. Squeeze the water out of the tofu with paper towels. Slice into books and set aside. Prepare three bowls. combine the dry ingredients in one bowl (salt, baking powder, and flour). In another bowl combine the vegan egg with almond milk, then add to a bowl with beer.
- Whisk smooth. Continue to stir to remove all the clumps. Now add the beer to the flour mixture gradually. Leave the third bowl with just flour.
- Test the oil to ensure its hot enough. Throw in a small piece, it should sizzle.
- Once ready, dip the tofu strips in additional flour from the third bowl, and then the vegan egg/beer mixture, and fry for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Finish until all pieces are fried.
- Chop everything fine then add juice of the lemon, mayonnaise, and mustard.
- Combine and season to your taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve. This will keep in an airtight container for a few days, just give it a stir when you are ready to use it. Chop the cabbage and radish and toss in malt vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Set aside
- To assemble, top the bottom bun with the tarter sauce, then layer the tofu, then the cabbage and radish mixture and serve.
If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.
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