Vegan Accras my signature dish( Vegan Bajan fishcakes )
Look at the above picture. Doesn’t it make your mouth water even if you have been on a diet for like forever? When my fellow Bajans see this picture many of them would know what they are looking at or think they know what they are looking at. Still with me? They would say those are fish cakes. Technically yes as they taste exactly like fishcakes the popular street food on many islands but these not contain any fish at all. How did I do it?Guess.
I love to watch cooking competitions and shows and many people always had a signature dish and I was like huh. All my dishes are signature. This dish sums up my style of cooking no not deep fried but “flavourful and complete”.Biting into one of these is like biting into the Caribbean without sounding too cliche. I did do it right? Oh well. Every flavour in this fritter complements itself and it is just out of this world. This recipe will be released at the end of the month with the special announcement as many of your across the globe can make this. I heard many vegans do not like seafood. I am the meatiest vegan I know and I love pleasant sea food flavours but they have to be backed up with the right herbs not just some raw taste. Even in my pre vegan days I find the Caribbean make their fish dishes differently and by the time they finish season it is is not raw sometimes not even tasting like fish anymore in some rare cases I have made my first vegan sushi and it took a while for me to get over the raw taste of the nori but these are not even near that fishy they are just very pleasant. The testers really love this and some say it reminds them of fishcakes from the South so you South ppl in the states speak up. I never thought I could recreate this dish and be successful but now I am this can be great for omis who find salted cod too expensive or people who are going vegan who do not want to give up fish. This can definitely trick the mind.
Accras, Acrats, Fritters
These three words mean the same thing they are starch based fritters that are fried in oil and savory or sweet. In Barbados something like this is called a fish cake but when I travelled to Paris and North America I saw fish cakes were something else. There were full of fish and no flour. The Barbadians got the name wrong but it is tradition so we cannot change it. I use the term accras now when I speak about a fritter like this. In Barbados these fritters are fried in the late evening or night and everyone buys 5 or 10 and eats them with a drink or beer. Sometimes they even have it with a salt bread affectionately called a “bread and two”, Note fish cakes in Barbados are not vegan but you can have the same taste with this recipe. When I was making these my husband bit into one and pauses because they remind him of a fine seafood called something St Jacques that is made in the South of France. I assured him they were vegan and it is one junk food he really loved. These can be served as an appetizer with the traditional dip of ketchup and Barbadian hot sauce.
I will give this recipe by special request and remember u can find 99 percent ingredients in your regular supermarket for this recipe.
Enjoy Vegan MofoIII for me and bloggers sorry for not stopping by on the blogs I have been very tied up. I have passed by quickly to see what you guys were doing and it is all very good as usual.