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Cantonese Fried Tofish With Cream Corn Sauce

This authentic Cantonese dish is a family favorite in our home. It's so comforting and perfect to share with the whole family. Perfectly fried and smothered in sweet cream corn sauce.

My mom is Cantonese so whenever we would go out to eat at Chinese restaurants we always dabble in the Cantonese dishes. One dish that we always agreed to get every time was the fish with cream corn sauce. Now that I'm vegan this is one dish I miss enjoying with my family. I had to veganize it so we could enjoy it together once again.


For this vegan version we use tofu as the fish AKA Tofish and nori seaweed sheets to give the tofu a fish flavor and look. We also use 1 can of cream style corn which is surprisingly vegan! This recipe is gluten-free and we use Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour to fry the tofish but you can use regular flour. We also use our No Egg-O Seasoning and Just Egg in the corn sauce to give it that eggy texture and flavor.


INGREDIENTS:


Tofish

  • 1 block (14 oz) Tofu - Firm

  • 1 1/2 Nori Sheets

  • Salt & White Pepper

Coating

  • 2/3 cup 1:1 Gluten Free Flour (Bob's Red Mill) or Flour

  • 1/4 cup Corn Starch

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/4 tsp Paprika

  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne

Other

  • 2 1/2 Flax Eggs (2 1/2 Tbs Flax Meal & 4 1/2 Tbs Water)

  • 1/4 cup Just Egg

  • 1/2 tsp No Egg-O Seasoning

  • 1 can (14.75 oz) Cream Style Corn

  • 1/4 cup Water

Optional

  • 2 Tbs Green Onion (chopped for garnish)


INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Make flax egg and put in fridge until needed

  • In mixing bowl mix flour, corn starch, baking soda, paprika, cayenne and salt, set aside

  • Cover tofu block in clean tea towel or paper towel and press (place heavy object on top for about 5 min. I used a large pot make sure it doesn't crush it)

  • Cut tofu into fillet pieces (about 2" x 1")

  • Lay on nori sheet and sprinkle salt and white pepper over tofu

  • Flip tofu and use a knife to cut the nori to the same size as the tofu

  • Coat the tofu/nori pieces in flax egg then coat with flour mixture

  • In large pan/wok add about 1/4 cup oil on medium heat

  • Fry tofu until lightly brown on both sides

  • Place on a plate with paper towel to absorb the oil

  • Optional: Put in air fryer for extra crispy

  • In same pan or different pan put on medium heat and add can of cream style corn

  • Add water and mix well, once bubbling add Just Egg and No Egg-O Seasoning

  • Mix well and allow to cook until thickened and Just Egg has cooked

  • Remove paper towel from plate and pour corn sauce over tofish

  • Optional: Garnish with green onion

  • Eat family style with other dishes or simply enjoy over rice

Enjoy!

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