Inspired by our trip to Mexico and our love for vegan fish and chips, we created this delicious vegan Baja inspired fish taco using banana blossom along with some delicious toppings!
Prep Time: 5mins
Cook Time: 1hr
Total Time: 1hr5mins
Quick Pickled Red Onion & Chilli
1/4red onion, sliced
1/2small red chilli, thinly sliced
2tbspwhite wine vinegar
Banana Blossom 'Fish' Marinade
1tinbanana blossom, 400g
2tbspwhite wine vinegar
2tbspnori flakes, we used 2 nori sheets and cut them up finely
Pico De Gallo
10cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
1small white onion, finely chopped
1/3packed cupcoriander, finely chopped
1/2red chilli, finely sliced
1/3cupvegan creme frachie, we use oatly
Banana Blossom 'Fish' Batter
1/4tspbicarbonate of soda
Start by making the quick pickled red onion and chilli. Add the red onion, red chilli, white wine vinegar, lemon and water to a bowl, stir, then leave to one side whilst you prepare the rest of the components.
Drain the liquid from your tin of banana blossom, then carefully remove the banana blossom pieces, making sure they don't fall apart too much. Place them into a bowl and add the white wine vinegar, lemon, salt, water and nori flakes. Stir so everything combines and the marinade is covering the banana blossom, then leave to one side to marinate.
Now make the Pico de Gallo by adding the cherry tomatoes, white onion, coriander, red chilli, lime and salt to a bowl, then mix it all together. Next, make the sour cream by mixing vegan Oatly creme fraiche and lemon together.
Make the batter by adding flour, water, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt to a shallow bowl. Then stir together. Get your bowl of banana blossom, then shape or cut the pieces (depending on how many you have in your tin) into 8 individual parcels.
Now heat up some vegetable oil in a small saucepan, making sure the oil is 5ml deep. Whilst it's heating up, carefully wrap each banana blossom parcel in a sheet of nori, softening the nori sheets with the banana blossom marinade as you go, as it becomes easier to wrap. Dip the parcels into the batter, then once the oil is hot, shallow fry the nori wrapped and battered banana blossom parcels one at a time. Fry on one side for 30 seconds - 1 minute, then flip and fry for a further minute. When each piece is golden and cripsy, remove from the pan and place on some kitchen roll to absorb the excess oil. Complete until all your 'fish' parcels have been fried.
Get your corn tortilla, and add all the components together to create your Baja inspired vegan fish tacos.