The Fish-Style Taco That Never Was

I really wanted to include a fish-style taco in the Taco Cleanse Zine. I’ve made these a number of times. Sometimes I use the Cajun Spiced Tofu from Yellow Rose Recipes as the fish element, sometimes I wing it with my own recipe. Since this is something I make all the time, I figured creating a solid recipe (that wasn’t Joanna’s), would be a cinch.

Unfortunately, I bombed. This looks good, but that’s because I picked the best pieces for the photo. And they were sadly bland. But I want you to be able to try this kind of taco because it’s on of my favorites. So pick a fried (or “fried”) tofu recipe that resembles fish sticks. Here are a few I’ve made before and liked:

  • If you’re lucky enough to own a copy of Yellow Rose Recipes by Joanna Vaught, the cajun fried tofu, but in sticks not triangles
  • Tofu Fish Sticks from Shmooed Foods (one of the first vegan recipes I ever tried!). This recipe is also in Vegan Lunch Box by Jennifer McCann.
  • Beer battered tofu from Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
To assemble the taco, you’ll need corn tortillas, shredded cabbage (stay far away from the ice berg lettuce!), and either vegan tartar sauce or cashew lime crema. You can garnish a few pickled jalapenos, a bit of cilantro, or a slice of avocado, but I don’t think they’re really necessary unless you object to monochrome food.
Taco Cleanse Zine

Putting together the last few touches on the Taco Cleanse Zine

You can preorder a copy of the zine from Rabbit Food Grocery or buy one in person at the Taco Cleanse closing ceremony this Sunday, September 29 at the Vegan Nom. There are lots of great recipes that did make the cut, including cumin-spiced rice, achiote-roasted vegetables, and waffle tacos. Plus taco games and lots of advice on how to properly taco cleanse.

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