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    Isle of discombobulation Joe 90's Avatar
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    Banana blossom the new fish alternative.

    In lieu of fish, this plant-based fish and chips recipe features marinated banana blossoms. Fishing is one of the biggest threats to ocean wildlife populations. And it can become problematic when fish are caught faster than stocks can be replenished. When too many fish are taken out of the ocean, an imbalance in the food web is created. This can result in a loss of other marine life, such as turtles and corals.

    If you’re looking for a more sustainable option to fish, try this fish-free recipe. The battered banana blossoms have a delicious, flaky texture—similar to haddock fish.

    This vegan fish and chips recipe also features a tangy tartar sauce. You can easily whip this up using only a handful of ingredients, including vegan mayonnaise, lemon juice, and pickle relish.

    Marinated Banana Blossoms:

    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup vegan furikake (make sure it does not contain bonito or egg powder)
    1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    2 cans banana blossoms, drained & washed
    Sea salt and pepper to taste
    Batter:

    1 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup corn starch
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 teaspoon celery salt
    12 ounces beer, more if needed to get the correct consistency (brown ale, if possible.



    Lunch is served with this vegan fish and chips dish.

    In lieu of fish, this plant-based fish and chips recipe features marinated banana blossoms. Fishing is one of the biggest threats to ocean wildlife populations. And it can become problematic when fish are caught faster than stocks can be replenished. When too many fish are taken out of the ocean, an imbalance in the food web is created. This can result in a loss of other marine life, such as turtles and corals.

    If you’re looking for a more sustainable option to fish, try this fish-free recipe. The battered banana blossoms have a delicious, flaky texture—similar to haddock fish.

    This vegan fish and chips recipe also features a tangy tartar sauce. You can easily whip this up using only a handful of ingredients, including vegan mayonnaise, lemon juice, and pickle relish.



    Ingredients

    Marinated Banana Blossoms:

    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tablespoon garlic powder
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    1/4 cup vegan furikake (make sure it does not contain bonito or egg powder)
    1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    2 cans banana blossoms, drained & washed
    Sea salt and pepper to taste
    Batter:

    1 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup corn starch
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1 teaspoon celery salt
    12 ounces beer, more if needed to get the correct consistency (brown ale, if possible, such as Newcastle)
    Dredge:


    1/2 cup all purpose flour (for dredging)
    2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch thick strips
    Tartar sauce:

    1 cup vegan mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon paprika
    3 tablespoons chopped parsley
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1/4 cup pickle relish
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Vegetable oil for frying
    Preparation

    1
    Place banana blossoms on a small dish, press to spread out layers of the blossom.
    2
    Whisk the apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic powder, vegetable oil, furikake, and smoked paprika in a bowl, along with salt and pepper to taste.
    3
    Coat the blossoms in the marinade completely. Marinate for 1 hour.
    4
    In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cornstarch, sea salt, paprika, and celery salt. Once mixed, add the beer slowly until the batter is smooth. Rest for 15-20 minutes.
    5
    In a medium-sized pot, heat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. If you don’t have a thermometer, drop a fat dollop of batter in—when it bubbles profusely and rises to surface, the oil is hot enough to fry.
    6
    Place cup of flour in a shallow bowl. Working in batches, dust banana blossoms with flour and dip into the beer batter to coat. The oil temperature will drop when you drop them in. If you notice the oil bubbling weakly, raise the temperature a little bit, otherwise you’ll end up with overly greasy batter.
    7
    Fry for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
    8
    Fry sweet potatoes in the same oil for 7-8 minutes and toss with salt.
    9
    For the tartar sauce, mix the vegan mayonnaise, paprika, chopped parsley, lemon juice, pickle relish, salt, and pepper.

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    I had no idea banana blossoms came canned. Will be on the lookout.

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    Isle of discombobulation Joe 90's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I had no idea banana blossoms came canned. Will be on the lookout.
    I only found out last night watching a documentary.
    Apparently they taste the same as fish.
    Anything that stops fishing and saves the planets eco system is a plus imho.

    Funnily enough the canned banana blossoms main producer is Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    I had no idea banana blossoms came canned. Will be on the lookout.
    Anyone using it to make something supposedly similar to fish and chips would have to be out of their tiny minds.

    There's more hope of Joe rustling up a squid from the canal and making it taste like Foie Gras.


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    You forgot the video, Joe.


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