Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas

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!

Fish and Chips with Mushy Peas

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:

  1. Preheat oven to bake french fries.
  2. Place fries on baking sheet and bake according to instructions.
  3. Heat a skillet on medium heat with olive oil in it.
  4. Once hot, place two fish filets in skillet, and pan-fry until heated and cooked all the way through.*
  5. Once filets are cooked, set aside.
  6. Heat frozen or fresh peas in a small saucepan on medium-high heat. This should only take a few minutes.
  7. Chop mint sprigs into smaller pieces and set aside.
  8. Once peas are cooked, drain and transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
  9. 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!)
  10. Once mushed, add vinegar, 2 teaspoons of salt, pepper and chopped mint.
  11. Mix everything together into the peas.
  12. Transfer filets and peas onto serving plate.
  13. Sprinkle filets with 1 teaspoon of salt
  14. 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

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