Vegan salmon is now very popular, as increasing numbers of people are concerned with fish welfare, by-catch, over-fishing and pollution. The most popular alternative surprisingly is carrots, which are often used to make the dish using other flavourings to make it fishy. Try this Vegan Tofu Salmon Fillet (Carlo Cao). Avoid seaweed if you have thyroid issues. Keep these dishes away from pets, as they are not real fish and use toxic ingredients like garlic, mushrooms etc.
Salmon are fascinating creatures. Able to live in all kinds of water, they make the long journey home to where they were born and (if not eaten by a bear) give birth to new salmon. How they do this is a mystery, either through magnetic navigation or their strong sense of smell (they can smell one drop of scent in an area the size of 10 Olympic swimming pools). They are hugely threatened due to over-fishing, loss of habitat and climate change.
Make Your Own Vegan Salmon
Vegan Salmon Bagel (Green Evi) is an easy and affordable starter recipe. Salty and savoury, use this on toast, bagel or crackers, or add to salads, soups, pasta and rice.
You can make your own vegan salmon from Vegan Smoked ‘Salmon’ Cheese Rolls (Full of Plants) are filled with vegan cultured cream cheese. Fresh and creamy with a subtly smoky flavour of the sea, your guests would never know this dish is vegan. Also try a recipe for vegan smoked salmon by a Spanish blogger.
Carrot ‘Salmon’ & Cream Cheese Bagel (So Vegan) is a simple snack that keeps in the fridge for a couple of days, and can easily be doubled up or made gluten-free using different bread and liquid smoke.
These Pan-Seared ‘Salmon Fillets’ (It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken) are made from tofu. Serve with rice, pasta or mashed potatoes, along with a salad or garlic green beans.
Smoked Salmon with Capers & Dill (Avant Garde Vegan) is marinated 24 hours beforehand, in a broth of miso, paprika, sea salt, lemon, maple syrup and nori (avoid for thyroid issues). The ‘salmon’ is served with a vegan cream cheese made from lemon and cashew nuts, with cheesy-tasting nutritional yeast. Garnish with fresh dill and served on toasted rye bread.
Where to Buy Vegan Salmon
F-ish is a new plant-based alternative to salmon, sold in a glass jar with metal lid. In original or Lemon Dill, this is made from carrots, rapeseed oil, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke and sea salt. Keep in the fridge.
Veganz Salmon-Style Slices (Germany) are made from seaweed (avoid for thyroid issues) and taste authentic, due to the unique beechwood smoking process. Recycle plastic packaging with household waste or at supermarket bag recycling bins.
Odontella Smoked Vegan Salmon (UK) are made with micro algae to create the world’s first vegetable marine salmon. Eat fresh, or pan-fry and garnish on pasta, pizza, salads, verrines, tapas or vegan sushi.