Friday, 6 May 2011
Tofu 'Fish', Chips and Mushy Peas
Soya fish fillets, soya squid and soya scallops from Chinese wholesalers. I actually did see some Soya 'fish' (head, fins and tail) at SeeWoo, Glasgow a few month ago when I picked up the vegetarian 'prawns' and wonton wrappers. Momentarily, I had considered purchasing a packet of a soya 'fish', but it was mighty for me to wolf down alone and D wasn't keen on sharing. I wish I had done so now, as I may not find Soya 'fish' when I move down South. Also there are not many places in the U.K that make 'Fish' and chips suitable for vegetarians or vegans. In fact, I know of only one place, a company called Something Fishy: Purveyors of fine quality soya meat and seaweed that do so.
Anyway, here I have used firm tofu and my fish biscuit/cookie cutter to mimic the shape of a fish. If you can't find a fish shaped cutter, just slice the tofu and make 'fish fingers' and then coat it in a batter. If I had the patience I would have wrapped my tofu 'fish' in some dried seaweed to give it the smell, if not the taste of the sea.