Many chefs argue that certain species do not feel consciousness (oysters, mussels etc). But studies show the opposite is true. Read Metazoa on the sentience of animal minds and the Peter’s other book Other Minds (which explores the fascinating world of the octopus – the closest thing to an intelligent alien on earth). Show compassion to crustaceans.
Vegan Crab Cakes with Tartar Sauce (Crowded Kitchen) use Old Bay seasoning and hearts of palm with a vegan sauce, a nice summer dinner. This recipes is inspired by Maryland recipes from the US. Use vegan butters with no palm oil.
Do not eat seaweed for thyroid/iodine issues. Keep recipes away from pets due to toxic ingredients (garlic, onion, leeks, chives, mushrooms, fresh dough, green potatoes/onions, jackfruit).
Easy Vegan Crab Cakes (Minimalist Baker) are made with chickpeas and jackfruit. Made in one bowl, these are crispy and flaky, and can be made gluten-free. A crab cake is basically a fishcake.
The Best Vegan Lobster Rolls (Crowded Kitchen) are made with hearts of palm, celery, green onion and parsley, in a mayo yogurt sauce flavoured with mustard, hot sauce, lemon juice and paprika. Choose multi-stemmed hearts of palm rather than single-stem (the trees die, once cut). Avoid seaweed for thyroid/iodine issues.
Vegan Lobster Bisque (Labeless Nutrition) is packed with flavours from seaweed to vegan Worcestershire sauce, and cashews make this dish high in protein.
Vegan Scallops (Veggie Society) are made with King oyster mushrooms, which even look like scallops, due to the stem. You can make these extra authentic in taste, by adding a little crumbled seaweed.
Similar to mayo but with onions, pickles and parsley, tartar sauce is named after the Tatar people of Turkey. Vegan Tartare Sauce (The Veg Space) is made with capers, gherkins, fresh herbs and lemon. In shops, look for:
- Sacla Vegan Tartare Sauce (also good in potato salad or with vegan fish fingers)
- Inspired Vegan Tartare Sauce (good with mashed sweet potato, chunky chips or crudities).