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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sea Patties

Since it's spring and all, I figured it would be nice to create a recipe that includes tastes of the sea. 
Because spring is when the weather is supposed to get warm (except not this year!) and people begin venturing to beaches and lakes. 


Of course, I do not partake in fishing- but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy that salty, briny, fishy taste.
I just prefer a cruelty-free version.

These"sea patties" are the perfect fix.


Not only do they taste amazing, but they're also much healthier than any of your sea friends.
Sure, fish may be a better alternative to red meat or poultry- but it is still high in protein and devoid of fiber. Not a good combination.

You think you need seafood to obtain your omega-3's? I beg to differ!
The reason fish are high in this nutrient in the first place is because they get it from what they eat- sea veggies. Not only are oceanic plants full of healthy fatty acids, they also contain loads of iodine, calcium, and other nutritional powerhouses

Vegan tartar sauce, anyone? Just combine egg/dairy-free mayo with a dash of mustard, relish, and lemon juice.
Opting for fish food instead of fish as food is the most healthy, compassionate, and environmentally friendly choice. I hope that this recipe delights your taste buds and inspires bright, sunny, beach-filled dreams. 

Maybe one of these days the warm weather will decide to stick around so we can enjoy a real beach or pool outing!

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup dried seaweed 
  • 14 oz. extra firm tofu
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free baking mix
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. mustard powder
  • Salt to taste (I thought the seaweed added enough salty flavor, but feel free to adjust to your liking)
Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350º
  • Place seaweed in 2-3 inches of water to soak
  • Once rehydrated, add to high-speed blender or food processor along with tofu, almond milk, and lemon juice
  • Blend on high until smooth
  • Transfer to bowl and stir in flour, pepper and mustard powder
  • Begin forming dough into patties (using about 1/4-1/3 cup of mixture for each)
  • Place onto a greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes
*One recipe yields 12 patties

   
   

6 comments:

  1. Such an interesting combination. What gluten free baking mix do you use?

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    1. Whoops, I forgot to add it! I use Bob's biscuit and baking mix.

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  2. What a super creative recipe! Love it! Great idea to get omega-3's from seaweed!

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    1. Thanks, Serena! It's one of the tastiest ways to get them (:

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  3. very interesting combo! I must give it a try!

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