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Battered Banana Blossom ‘Fish’ & Chips

Author: Cooks&Co

Battered Banana Blossom ‘Fish’ & Chips

Banana blossom is the fleshy, purple tear-shaped flower which grows at the end of a banana fruit cluster and is traditionally used in south-east Asian and Indian cooking. This plant-based ingredient has a flaky texture when cooked that makes it a brilliant substitute for fish in meat-free dishes. Give it a try in this Friday-night favourite - vegan banana blossom 'fish' and chips!

Total Time: Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 10-15 mins

Servings: 2

Total Time: Preparation Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 10-15 mins

Servings: 2

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 2)

  • 0.5 0.5 400g tin Cooks & Co Banana blossom
  • 75 75 ml vegetable oil for shallow frying (or use a deep fat fryer)
  • For the dry mix:
  • 75 75 g plain flour
  • 0.25 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.5 0.5 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 0.75 0.75 Tbsp ground nori (seaweed)
  • For the batter:
  • 75 75 g plain flour
  • 1 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1 Tbsp pickle juice
  • 0.25 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.25 0.25 tsp ground turmeric
  • 100 100 ml sparkling water

Method

  1. Drain the banana blossom and rinse.
  2. Make the batter by combining the flour, salt and turmeric then whisking in the lemon juice, pickle juice and sparkling water until smooth.
  3. Add all the ‘dry mix’ ingredients to a bowl and mix evenly.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan on a medium heat.
  5. Once heated, coat the banana blossom in the dry mix then in the batter and place gently in the oil.
  6. Repeat with each banana blossom and cook until golden brown and crispy, approximately 5 minutes on each side.
  7. Serve with homemade fries and tartare sauce.

Find more banana blossom recipes here

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