Baked Beer Battered Banana Blossoms ("fish filets")

Banana blossoms - all the rage as the new plant-based "meat". After it's baked it shreds like a fish filet. Most of the time it's fried, but not here! I have air fried this sucker and gave it a side of the most awesome tartar sauce, ever!

Ingredients

Setup

1 18 oz can of banana blossoms (found in your international market or at Amazon)

MARINADE

2 cups water

1 sheet of nori

juice of 1/2 lemon

1 1/2 teaspoon dill

1 teaspoon white miso

 

BATTER

1 cup oat flour

1 12 oz IPA beer

 

BREADING

2 cups panko bread crumbs

2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning

 

TARTAR SAUCE

1 recipe of Mayo

2-3 tablespoons dill relish

 

Directions

Open, drain and rise the blossoms. Pat dry with a clean towel. Blend the marinade and transfer to a Ziploc bag. Add the blossoms, allow much of the air to escape and seal the bag. Place in fridge for 1 hour.

Make your mayo and at the eng, pulse in the dill relish. Place in fridge.

In one small mixing bowl add the flour and the beer, mix.  In another bowl, add the breading ingredients. Mix well.

Remove the blossoms from the bag and gently pat dry. If there is a little bit of nori on the blossoms, that's good, it will give it a little more fish flavor.

Grab some of the banana blossoms and in your hands, place them in almost a fish filet shape. Dunk it into the batter, holding it together and then transfer to the breading. Place in air fryer. Do all of this near a sink so that you can rinse you hands off in between as it will be messy.

Repeat. Do not layer the "fish filets" in the air fryer.

Air Fry at 370-degrees F for 15 minutes.

OR

Pre-heat oven to 450- convection setting. Add each "fish filet" to a parchment paper lined pan and bake for 25 minutes.

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