This recipe for crunchy Vegan Fish Nuggets is fish-free and plant-based, but by adding seaweed, it reminds you of the fresh and salty taste of real fish. Serve the tofu fish bites with a rich and tangy dill dip as a scrumptious snack, appetizer or finger food at your party.
*Note: Watch the recipe video and check out the step-by-step photos in the blog post above!
Wrap the tofu in paper towels and press out any excess liquid (as shown in the video).
Then cut the pressed tofu horizontally into 3 slices and cut each slice into 4 nuggets (see step-by-step pictures or video. Leftover tofu can be used for a stir-fry or vegan bolognese. However, you can also cut out triangles or sticks so that nothing is left over).
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the marinade. Add the tofu pieces, mix everything well and let it marinate for at least 2 hours (or overnight in the fridge).
Then combine all the ingredients for the beer batter in a bowl.
Pour the frying oil into a large frying pan or shallow pot so that it is at least 1 cm high and heat. When you dip a wooden skewer into it and bubbles form around it, the oil is hot enough.
Dip the tofu pieces into the beer batter with tongs and then add them to the hot oil. Fry for about 2 minutes per side until the nuggets are golden brown and crispy. Then remove and place on paper towels to drain.
Mix all the ingredients for the dip in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the dip with the nuggets and enjoy!
Maple syrup: you can use any other syrup, sugar or sugar substitute too.
Soy yogurt: or use another dairy-free yogurt.
Mayo: If you want a low-fat alternative, simply add more dairy-free yogurt to the dip. However, this will change the taste and consistency.
Beer: Without the beer, the batter will not rise during frying. Alternatively, if you don't want to use beer, you can try sparkling water instead.
Frying: If you don't want to deep fry the nuggets, you could also make a classic breading with cornflakes, breadcrumbs or panko flour and bake them in the oven or air fryer as I did with my tofu nuggets.
Read the blog post above for more information on the recipe!
Nutrition is calculated automatically and should be used as estimate.