Vegan Fillet of Fish Sandwich w/ Dairy-Free Tartar + Beer Battered Tofu "Fish"
Difficulty: 2/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)
Prep & Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
The Challenge: Fish Fillet Sandwich
Playing off of the McDonalds' favorite - Filet o Fish, I wanted to re-imagine that as a vegan dish....say whhhat?! From the fish to the batter to the cheese and tartar sauce, this recipe is wholly not vegan! To that I say CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
I had previously made a delicious vegan fish + chips recipe that people seemed to love, so I thought why not start with that. We are going to use tofu to represent our fish, but we'll be beer battering and cooking in yummy vegan butter to give it acrispy, decaddent, salty exterior. Tofu does a nice job recreating the texture, while the silky beer batter is second to nonw!
The tartar sauce is a must for any fish sandwich, so we cover that with all vegan, dairy-free products but its a simple mix of pickle relish, vegan mayo, lemon juice, and a few oyther ingredients. From there, we use delicious kaiser rolls, melty vegan cheese, and some rocket lettuce (arugula) for good measure.
Cram it between a toasty bun, and you just made 100% planr-based, 100% delicious vegan Filet of Fish Sandwich in just 40 minutes! That's right, this is an easy peasy recipe anyone can do!
Without further ado....
Let's get into it!
14 oz extra firm tofu, drained + pressed
1.5 cups organic unbleached flour
1 tbl baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp Old Bay
12 oz beer (I used Coors...want something that has a neutral flavor and is tan to brown)
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 tbl vegan butter
Dairy-Free Tartar Sauce
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 tbl pickle relish
1/4 tbl parsley dried
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
vegan sliced cheddar cheese
kaiser rolls (or cristy bun)
Equipment You'll Need:
Cutting Board . Sharp Cutting Knife . Measuring Cups . Measuring Spoons . Castiron Pan . Spatula . Whisk . Oven
Before You Cook:
Wash and cut all fresh ingredients