Samstag, 6. November 2010

Vegan Mofo Day 5: Herring with potatoes and pickled mini cucumbers

Two things:

1. I known I am late for Day 5.

2. I still didn't manage to take pictures of my food before the darkness takes over every corner of my loft.

The picture you see above shows my newest creation "Heringsstipp mit Pellkartoffeln" (vegan marinated herring with potatoes).
I frosted a block of tofu an tawed it. Then I sliced it and marinated it in a mix of sliced apples, thin slices of half an onion, a cup of soy cream (soja cuisine in germany), 3 tablespoons of flaxseed oil and a chopped sheet of nori seeweed. I also added some nooch and vegetable stock powder to provide some more intensive umami flavour to my vegan fish.
After one day in the fridge it tasted nice and the flavour was very close to the orginal (as far as I can remember) but the consistency is ok but it differs a lot from the original herrng. I think it would be diffcult to make fake herring, that fits the real consistency. If you have any ideas (maybe some dutch people) than I would be very glad if you let me kown.
The reason why I had this yeasterday is, that our region was mainly ruled by catholic people and my family is catholic to. So if you're strict, there's no meat on fridays which actually means you gonna have fish or some sweat main course.
I have decided to make some fake seafood for every friday during my project.
Today I am going for my sweet and sour lentil soup.


  1. That looks good! I've seen a lot of recipes using aubergine.

    Here's a recipe (originally in Swedish so it might look a bit weird, but you'll figure it out) for some different varieties.

  2. That sounds pretty good to me, I love fishy tasting things.