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Vegan Fish Tacos with Nori

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“Like other vegetables, Nori is very low in calories and rich in nutrition. Nori plays a very important role in this recipe as it brings in the flavor of the sea to our tofu dish so that it can taste more like fish.” 

— Chef Hugo Arroyo

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[For Vegan Fish Filling]
[Ingredients]
•  14 oz silken tofu
•  1 sheet nori
•  1 pinch garlic powder
•  1/2 tsp sea salt
•  1/2 tsp cumin
•  1/2 tsp black pepper
•  1 tbsp olive oil
•  3 tbsp lemon juice
•  2 tsp cayenne pepper powder
•  1 tsp chili paste
[Directions]
1. Tear a nori sheet into pieces by hand.
2. Put all ingredients and seasonings in a food processor and blend until smooth.

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[For Pico de Gallo (salsa sauce)]
[Ingredients]
•  1/4 red onion, chopped
• 1/4 yellow onion, chopped
• 1/2 tomato, diced
•  1/4 bunch cilantro, minced
• 2 tbsp lime juice
• 1/2 tsp olive oil
[Directions]
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Season to taste with additional lime juice, salt and pepper if needed, and refrigerate.
2. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to one day. Before you serve it, stir it well and drain excess liquid.

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[For Corn Tortilla]
[Ingredients]
•  4 slices corn tortillas
[Directions]
1. Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and place corn tortilla in it. Cook until lightly browned on the bottom, about 20 seconds. Flip it over and cook for another 20 seconds. Wrap tortilla in a cloth to prevent from drying out.
[Toppings, etc.]
•  1/4 avocado, sliced
• 1/4 red cabbage, shredded
[To Assemble]
1. Place vegan fish filling in the middle of tortilla, followed by slices of avocado, red cabbage, pico de gallo, and chile paste. Cut lime pieces to squeeze on tacos (optional).

 

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Hugo Arroyo

Born and raised in Mexico, Chef Hugo Arroyo’s interests were not always in food until he met V Spot’s ownerchef, Daniel Carabano. Starting his culinary career at the original V Spot restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn, as a prep cook, he has climbed the ranks to Head Chef at the eatery’s two locations due to his tireless effort and passion for Latin vegan cuisine.

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V Spot
V Spot is a vegan and certified kosher restaurant specializing in Latin cuisine. This family-owned, casual restaurant serves delicious, meatless and dairy-free dishes that use mostly organic ingredients. From Empanada to house special Lavender Cheesecake, every dish on their menu is freshly prepared at the restaurant.

(Park Slope) 156 5th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11217
TEL: 718-928-8778
(East Village) 12 St. Marks Pl., (bet. 2nd & 3rd Aves.) New York, NY 10003
TEL: 212-254-3693
www.spreadvegan.com/www.vspot.nyc

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