A British classic! Recreated to be vegan-friendly as part of my restaurant menu challenge!
I currently work at an upscale British gastropub style restaurant and I challenged myself to try to “veganize” some of the dishes on the menu — this was my first attempt. You can follow the challenge on my Instagram page — it’s under the hashtag #veganclocktowerchallenge!
What You’ll Need:
- 1 bag of Gardein fishless filets
- I cup of frozen or canned green peas (either way preferably organic)
- 1 bag of frozen french fries (or you can make your own fresh ones)
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 lemon for garnish (optional)
What to Do:
- Preheat oven to bake french fries.
- Place fries on baking sheet and bake according to instructions.
- Heat a skillet on medium heat with olive oil in it.
- Once hot, place two fish filets in skillet, and pan-fry until heated and cooked all the way through.*
- Once filets are cooked, set aside.
- Heat frozen or fresh peas in a small saucepan on medium-high heat. This should only take a few minutes.
- Chop mint sprigs into smaller pieces and set aside.
- Once peas are cooked, drain and transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
- Use a fork to mush the peas together until they are a smooth consistency, almost like baby food (sounds a little gross but it’s delicious!)
- Once mushed, add vinegar, 2 teaspoons of salt, pepper and chopped mint.
- Mix everything together into the peas.
- Transfer filets and peas onto serving plate.
- Sprinkle filets with 1 teaspoon of salt
- Serve with fries and add a lemon wedge for garnish or to sprinkle on fish and/or peas. Bon appetit!
* Follow cooking instructions on the bag. There are different cooking options; you can bake them if you want a healthier meal, or you can fry them. They can also be microwaved or you can use a toaster oven. I prefer to pan-fry them to get more of an authentic fried fish and chips feel.
Date posted on Instagram: 1/25/18