Tofush (Tofu ‘fish’ – Guest Blog Post)

This is a guest post by Andy Worster. The recipe was written for a recent Tofu Cookery Demo Night by 3 Valley Vegans.

Tofush (Tofu ‘Fish’)

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

1 x Cauldron tofu (or equivalent)

1 x lemon

Light olive oil (for marinating)

Salt

Pepper

2-3 Nori seaweed sheets (+ flakes – optional)

Oil for frying

Vegan beer (cold) (I use Little Valley Brewery Tod Blonde)

Plain flour

Baking powder

Salt, vinegar and lemon to serve

 

Method

Press the tofu to ~1/2 its original size

Cut the pressed tofu into Tofush pieces: into 3 and then once horizontally so you have 6 pieces about the size of small chocolate bars.

Marinade:

  • Squeeze half a lemon into the Cauldron tofu box.
  • Add the same volume of olive oil, add a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste and 1 teaspoon of finely cut nori (or nori flakes).
  • Mix well and add the tofu. Prick the tofu with a fork to create holes allowing the marinade to be absorbed easier.
  • Leave for as long as possible (1+ hrs), occasionally pushing down on the tofu to encourage absorption.

Wrap the tofu in one layer of nori (the wetter the nori gets the easier it will be to stick to the tofu. Leave to rest for 5 minutes.

Batter:

  • Mix the following to create a smooth batter
  • 125g of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 230ml beer (cold)

Dip the nori-wrapped tofu into the batter and deep fry in a hot (but not smoking) pan of oil (or deep fat fryer) for 2-3 minutes until golden brown

Serve with salt, vinegar and lemon alongside chips and mushy peas.

Andy

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