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Banana Blossom Fish Recipe (Vegan)

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Prep Time: 60
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Vegan Fish
  • Method: Deep-Fried
  • Cuisine: British
  • Diet: Vegan


Traditional British comfort food made vegan! This Vegan Banana Blossom Fish Recipe is beer-battered and deep-fried - super crunchy on the outside and flaky on the inside, with a delicious vegan seafood flavour.


  • 2 tins banana blossom, drained
  • 1-2 litres vegetable oil for frying

For the marinade:

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1⁄2 nori sheet, crushed
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt

For the batter:

  • 200g plain flour
  • 340 ml vegan-friendly beer (lager)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp paprika
  • 1⁄4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1⁄2 nori sheet crushed

To serve:

  • oven-baked thick-cut chips
  • peas
  • vegan tartar sauce
  • tomato ketchup and vegan mayo


  1. Drain the banana blossoms and place them in a bowl alongside the rapeseed oil, crushed nori, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Allow for them to marinate for at least 30 minutes and prepare the batter in the meantime.
  2. Place the flour, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, turmeric, and crushed nori into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine, then pour in the vegan-friendly beer and stir until you get a smooth batter and set aside.
  3. In the meantime, gently heat your oil over low heat until it reaches about 170°C.
  4. Carefully remove the banana blossoms from the marinade and dunk them into the batter. Gently lift to drip off any excess batter and place the banana blossom into the hot oil. Fry each coated banana blossom for 4-5 minutes or until golden and carefully remove them from the oil with a slotted ladle. Place the banana blossom fish onto a drip tray or a clean kitchen towel to remove any excess oil.
  5. To keep them warm, you can place any fried banana blossoms into the oven at 160°C for up to 30 minutes to ensure they remain wonderfully crispy and hot.
  6. Serve the banana blossom fish alongside thick-cut chips and enjoy with peas, vegan tartar sauce, tomato ketchup, and vegan mayo.


  • Serving Size: Per half tin
  • Calories: 533
  • Sugar: 31.5
  • Sodium: 307
  • Fat: 16.3
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5
  • Unsaturated Fat: 14.8
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 92.4
  • Fiber: 6.8
  • Protein: 7.7
  • Cholesterol: 0

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