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Vegan fish sticks with weed

Published Nov 8, 2022 02:00 p.m. ET
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It can be challenging to find meat-based dishes that will allow for cannabis infusion, and it’s even more difficult to find a vegan-friendly meat alternative that boasts a healthy dose of cannabinoids. These vegan fish sticks check all the boxes, and then some with a crispy finish and fishy flavour that tastes just like the real thing, without any cruelty to animals.

What are vegan fish sticks made of?

These vegan fish sticks are made using a tofu base that’s light and flaky just like you’d expect from real fish! They’re also baked instead of deep fried which is even better news for your health. With the addition of flour, breadcrumbs, and some tasty herbs and spices, you’ll never be able to tell the difference between one of these and an actual strip of breaded fish.

Vegan fish sticks recipe

This recipe is perfect for the whole family because unlike most we feature on this website, the only infused addition is the tartar sauce, which means that all you need is some store-bought alternative, and everyone can enjoy this healthy fish sticks recipe for dinner.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Calories: 83 per 3 sticks

Servings: 4-5

Fish stick ingredients

  • 14 ounces tofu (drained and pressed)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon nori
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Tools

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Sharp knife
  • Large mixing bowls (2)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Cut each chunk of tofu into 16 individual slices, doing your best to keep them all uniform in size.

  4. Combine the tamari, nori, and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl, followed by the flour, cornstarch, and water to make the batter.

  5. In another bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and salt together.

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  • Dip one stick of tofu at a time into the batter followed by another dunk in the breadcrumb mixture, before placing them onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Repeat step 6 until all of the sticks are coated, and the batch is ready to toss into the oven.

  • Bake these vegan fish sticks for 10 minutes.

  • Flip the strips before returning them to the oven for another 8-10 minutes or until crispy.

  • Sprinkle the parsley over the top of the fish sticks as a garnish, then serve!

    Vegan tartar sauce recipe

    This vegan tartar sauce is so delicious you might find it hard to go back to store-bought varieties after a single taste. It’s got that crunch you know and love, alongside a potent cannabis kick that will take you higher than you ever knew possible from something as simple as a condiment.

    Preparation time: 2 minutes

    Calories: 30

    Servings: 4-5

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise
    • 1/3 cup dill pickles (diced)
    • ¼ cup cooking onion
    • 2 tablespoons capers (drained and chopped)
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon cannabis-infused olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley (chopped)
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • Pinch of black pepper

    Tools

    • Small mixing bowl
    • Whisk

    Instructions

    1. Add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk until the mixture reaches a consistent colour.

    Serve alongside fish as a dip or drizzle a little over a plate of them for a little extra mess and flair.

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