Veganizing meat is nothing new. We’ve seen countless versions of plant-based burgers, sausages, chicken, pork, and so on… but not many people delve into the world of recreating seafood. Maybe it’s because, for some reason, the flavor and texture of fish and other sea dwellers seems harder to emulate then, say, ground beef. However, if you want to make vegan fish, crab, lobster, or scallops, all you need is some tofu, hearts of palm, mushrooms, or even plain old white rice, and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying your seafood classics.
Incredible Seafood-Inspired Recipes Made From Plants
#1. MOCK FISH AND CHIPS
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This beer-battered vegan fish is based on an old WWII recipe using rice and a few other simple ingredients. Get the recipe here.
#2. Szechwan Shrimp
This recipe uses vegan shrimp from Sophie’s Kitchen to recreate this Chinese seafood dish. Get the recipe here.
#3. VEGAN SUSHI ROLLS w/ ASPARAGUS AND TOFU
This plant-based sushi features marinated tofu instead of fish. Get the recipe here.
#4. Vegan Hearts of Baltimore Crab Cakes
This dish uses hearts of palm to recreate the texture of crab meat. Get the recipe here.
#5. KING OYSTER MUSHROOM SCALLOP SCAMPI WITH LINGUINE
When prepared the right way, king oyster mushrooms make a very convincing vegan scallop. Get the recipe here.
#6. VEGAN CRAB RANGOON
This recipe uses jackfruit and Tofutti cream cheese to create the crab rangoon filling. Get the recipe here.
#7. BLACKENED “GROUPER” SANDWICH
For this sandwich, thin strips of charred tofu are used to emulate blackened grouper. Get the recipe here.
#8. Vegan Lobster Rolls
These vegan lobster rolls use hearts of palm and Old Bay seasoning to create faux lobster meat. Get the recipe here.
#9. FAUX FISH STICKS WITH COCONUT BASIL CREMA
Apparently, you can also use hearts of palm to make a convincing vegan fish stick. Get the recipe here.
#10. Vegan Fish Fillet Sandwich
If you want to take the quick and easy way out, you can simply buy some Gardein Fishless Fillets and make a yummy sandwich like this. Get the recipe here.
#11. Fishless Tacos with Chipotle Crema
Or you could use Fishless Fillets to make these tasty tacos. Get the recipe here.