This vegan calamari recipe only requires a few simple ingredients and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. You can serve it with freshly squeezed lime juice, a dipping sauce of your choice, vegan mayonnaise or Thai sweet chilli sauce. It is light, crispy and absolutely yummy.
100g oyster mushrooms, shredded
Pinch of salt and black pepper
Pinch of paprika powder
1/2 small garlic bulb, minced
4 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp. plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp. plain flour
Vegetable oil for frying
To shred the mushrooms, tear strips from the cap downwards to end of the stem.
In a mixing bowl, gently mix the shredded oyster mushrooms with salt, pepper, paprika powder and minced garlic, and set aside.
Combine the almond milk, flour and salt in a small bowl, mix well and set aside.
Place 6 tbsp. of flour on a plate.
Arrange your benchtop so you have a bowl of shredded oyster mushrooms, a liquid mixture and a plate of plain flour next to each other.
Pour about 3cm of vegetable oil into a small non-stick saucepan and heat on high.
Insert a wooden spoon into the oil. When you see the oil bubble around the spoon it is fully heated. Then turn the heat down to medium ready for deep frying.
Take a piece of oyster mushroom, dip it into the batter and coat with flour, Put it gently into the boiling oil.
Repeat the same process for each piece, frying only 4-5 pieces at the same time. Don’t pour them all at one go as they will stick together.
When they turn a nice golden colour they are ready.
Place them on paper towels and allow to drain and cool for 5 minutes.
Serve with freshly squeezed lime juice and your preferred sauce (sweet chilli sauce, vegan mayonnaise, vegan sour cream, other.
Deep fried vegan oyster mushroom calamari
Amount Per Serving:
% Daily Value*
Total Fat1.7 g
Saturated Fat 0.18 g
Trans Fat 0.01 g
Total Carbohydrate15.21 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 0.37 g
Vitamin A 0.15 %
Vitamin C 1.63 %
Calcium 4.14 %
Iron 3.66 %
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.