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vegan fish filet sandwich


Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 16 oz of firm tofu
  • 2 cups of unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 2 vegan eggs any egg sub works
  • 2 tbsp of veggie broth
  • 3 tbsp of Zatarain’s shrimp & crab boil it’s vegan
  • 2 tbsp of pickle juice
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of breadcrumbs
  • 6 large seaweed/nori strips
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp of Zatarain’s bay seasoning
  • 1 tbsp of seaweed salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper
  • 3 tbsp of vegan mayo
  • 3 tbsp of sweet relish
  • 2 large pickles diced
  • 2 tbsp of onion diced
  • Lemon juice
  • Grapeseed Oil


  • Let’s go!!! Step one…in order to get the tofu texture the way we like, we’ll freeze overnight (or 6-8 hours min). Freezing will allow for the air pockets to crystalize (ice) which will help remove all of the excess water after thawing.
  • After the tofu has thawed out, press out all of the excess water.
  • Slice the tofu into good size squares that are perfect for your fish(less) filet.
  • Time to preheat the skillet. Turn stovetop to medium and add 2-3 inches of grapeseed oil and allow to heat.
  • Batter time…in 3 separate dishes, place 2 cups of rice in dish #1, vegan egg, plantbased milk, bay concentrate, veggie broth & 1 tsp of pickle juice mixed well together in dish #2 and 2 cups of flour sifted well with spices (garlic powder, onion powder, bay seasoning, seaweed salt & pepper) in dish #3.
  • Wet seaweed strips and place on the tofu squares (evenly distributed). If squares are large feel free to add more seaweed strips to cover one side.
  • Dip tofu in dry batter, wet batter then breadcrumb batter coating both sides with all three. Make sure it’s completely covered then place in oil. Cook until 5-6 minutes on both sides or until a golden brown color that makes your heart happy. Remove and allow cooling.
  • Tartar sauce time. I make mine easy and tasty. In a large bowl mix 3 tbsp of vegan mayo, 3 tbsp of sweet relish, a handful of diced pickles, 2 tbsp of diced onions, 1 tsp of pickle juice, 1 tsp of lemon juice and ½ tsp of shrimp & crab boil. Mix well together and allow to refrigerate for minimum of 15 minutes (longer is better).
  • Make a sandwich or eat a fish(less) square with tartar by itself. Either way, enjoy a seafood meal without the animal based seafood!
Keyword vegan, vegan fish
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