Delicious Banana Blossom Fish and Grits
Light, crispy banana blossom fish with creamy grits. The perfect vegan fish and grits recipe.
Being from the South I’ve had to learn to veganize my favorite meals. Fish and grits is one of those necessary recipes on the list. This vegan fish is made with banana blossoms and lightly fried to perfection. Then paired with a bowl of herby, creamy grits to finish it off. Let me show you how to get this done so you can get your own bowl of crispy, creamy fish and grits on the table
Gather Ingredients for the Banana Blossom Fish
To start you’ll want to gather all the ingredients for the banana blossom fish batter. Here’s what you will need to get this kicked off:
- Dredge (Flour) Mixture
- Batter Mixture
- All-Purpose Flour
- Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Snacks (crushed)
- Pickle Juice
- Lemon Juice
- Sparkling Water
- Hot Sauce (optional)
Take the ingredients for the dredge flour mixture and mix together in one bowl. Then mix the batter mixture ingredients together in a separate bowl. Ensure that you’ve drained the banana blossoms and then then dip the banana blossom into the batter mixture to fully coat. Then toss the banana blossom into the flour mixture.
Cook Your Vegan Fish and Grits
Next prepare your oil for frying. I used a skillet and covered the bottom with oil until it was about 1/4 inch deep. Then I waited until the got hot and added the banana blossom fish in batches. I was able to fry each side until golden brown for about 5 – 7 minutes per side.
While fish is frying prepare your grits according the package directions. I used this brand of grits to save time. Lastly, ensure you drain your fish and allow time to cool because it will be HOT!
Here are some add ins you can consider mixing into your grits for extra flavor:
- Herbs (Sage, parsley, chives)
- Follow Your Heart Smoked Gouda
- Coconut Milk