Beer Battered 'Fish' (Banana Blossom)
This recipe is very close to flavour and texture as real fish. Using banana blossom coated in a thick, crisp beer batter. This is one of my top 5 recipes that I'd serve to non vegan guests at a dinner party to convince them how amazing vegan food is.
- 1 tin banana blossom drained (I used Nature's Charm)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp ground nori use sprinkles or put a sheet of nori in your blender
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or use regular vinegar
- 1/2 tsp pink/sea salt
- 100 g flour use wholemeal or gluten free if you wish
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- generous pinch of pink/sea salt
- 200 ml beer or sparkling water
Open the tin of banana blossom and drain off the liquid. In a large bowl add the lemon juice, water, vinegar, salt & nori. Mix together then add the banana blossom. Coat in the liquid and let marinate for 1 hour or longer.In a clean bowl add the dry batter ingredients and mix together. Pour in the beer/water and whisk to a batter.Heat 500ml of vegetable oil in a pan on a high heat. Drop a small bit of batter into the oil and if it bubbles and crisps its ready (see video). Coat the banana blossom in batter and carefully drop into the oil. Repeat with the rest of the blossom. Cook for 3-4 minutes then turn and cook the other side for another 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Using tongs remove from the pan and let any excess oil drain off. Place on kitchen towel to soak up even more oil.Serve with chips and tartare sauce. Enjoy!