Vegan Fish Recipe using Banana Blossoms | Best Vegan Fish and Chips

By October 8, 2019Vegan Recipes

Vegan Fish and ChipsLooking for the best vegan fish recipe? Well, you found it! And it’s all thanks to cooking banana blossoms into this unique vegan fish & chips recipe. When you deep fry banana blossoms following my specific recipe, it will look like actual battered fish you’d find at a fish & chips spot. I’m even shocked.

Banana blossoms may be one of the strangest ingredients I’ve ever experimented with. It simply looks weird… like an alien hand. I know, delicious right? But hear me out, because you will be surprised how good this recipe is.

Banana blossoms come from South East Asia and come from banana trees. They don’t have any banana taste, in fact, they taste more similar to hearts of palm or an artichoke. I buy mine canned at an Asian grocery store, and I had so much fun experimenting with them today!

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I’ve created easy-to-follow instructions below! You can also watch me on YouTube show you how to make it!

I’ve made vegan fish and chips from many other things before, such and tofu, eggplant, hearts of palm and mushrooms, but banana blossoms and rice paper give this recipe the best vegan fish texture that naturally has a flaky, delicate texture.

Hi, I’m Candice & welcome to The Edgy Veg! I veganize popular food recipes for vegans, plant-based diets, eco-conscious eaters & people who are trying to eat more plants over… y’know animals or by-products of animals. Hope you enjoy this tasty vegan recipe!

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If you want to view or print the recipe card, just scroll down for the full list of ingredients & simple instructions on how to make these Banana Blossom Vegan Fish & Chips.

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Banana Blossom FishINGREDIENTS FOR BEST VEGAN FISH AND CHIPS

For the Marinated Banana Blossoms:

For the Batter:

Vegan Fish Recipe Banana BlossomsINSTRUCTIONS FOR BEST VEGAN FISH AND CHIPS

  1. Place banana blossoms on a lipped plate or small casserole dish, press lightly with hands to slightly splay out the layers of the blossom. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, seaweed, and Old Bay seasoning in a small bowl.
  3. Rub blossoms with marinade to coat completely, and allow to marinate for 1-hour minimum, I recommend overnight for best results (to absorb more “ocean” taste of fish).
  4. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, sea salt, and old bay seasoning. Slowly whisk in beer, until batter is smooth. Allow resting for 15 mins.
  5. ASSEMBLY: Place ¼ cup of flour in a shallow bowl. Working in batches, dust banana blossoms with flour and dip into the beer batter to coat. Fry until 2-3 mins or until golden brown and crispy. Drain on a wire rack or paper towel.
  6. Serve Vegan Fish with “chips” aka french fries and a side of vegan tartar sauce.

This recipe truly will shock you and friends when replicating the best vegan fish and chips dish.

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The reason why this is the best fish and chips recipe because it won’t actually taste like stinky fish… which vegans tend not to want anyways. However, if you really wanted a more “fish” smell to trick non-vegans, I left the option and recommendation of leaving the banana blossoms in the marinade overnight to really absorb the “sea” flavor!

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Why is this the best vegan fish & chips recipe? Well, my choice of banana blossoms and rice paper give this recipe the best vegan fish texture that naturally has a flaky, delicate texture.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: English
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the Marinated Banana Blossoms:
For the Batter:
Instructions
  1. Place banana blossoms on a lipped plate or small casserole dish, press lightly with hands to slightly splay out the layers of the blossom. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, olive oil, seaweed, and Old Bay seasoning in a small bowl.
  3. Rub blossoms with marinade to coat completely, and allow to marinate for 1-hour minimum, I recommend overnight for best results.
  4. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, sea salt and old bay seasoning. Slowly whisk in beer, until batter is smooth. Allow to rest for 15 mins.
To Assemble:
  1. Place ¼ cup of flour in a shallow bowl. Working in batches, dust banana blossoms with flour and dip into the beer batter to coat. Fry until 2-3 mins or until golden brown and crispy. Drain on a wire rack or paper towel.

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8 Comments

  • R says:

    Wow! This really does look like fish and although I didn’t get to soak the blossoms overnight, I definitely will next time to get more of an authentic taste that my family enjoys

  • Maxine says:

    Hello Candice. So, do I wait for an update on this recipe using the rice paper or is it as is and I follow the video instructions/recommendations?
    I love your channel. You were one of the first vegan vloggers to inspire me and I still follow you. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us all

  • Paul White says:

    At The Cornish Vegan we wrap the banana blossom in Nori sheets. This gives the impression of skin. Our customers love it and all agree that BB is the better than tofu, etc as a replacement.

  • Carmella says:

    Errrr am I being silly…. there’s soy milk in the ingredients list but no mention of how it’s used in the instructions??

  • Ron says:

    Has anyone tried this recipe in an air fryer or Crisp Lid? I really do not like frying in oil.

    • Ron says:

      Since no one answered, I tired it in my full-sized air fryer (Cuisinart). Could easily do 4 or 5 at at ime.Put it under the broiler for a couple of mins to make it more crispy. Probably not as good as deep fried but a lot more healthy. And yes, it is a pretty good imitation of fish. My (vegan) daughter will love them. I am not vegan but they were fun to eat.

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