Finding Nemo is one of our favorite Pixar movies. One of us saw it 5 times in the theater and then again when it was released in 3D (hint: it wasn’t Matthew). With Pixar’s Finding Dory coming out in theaters in less than two weeks, we thought it would be fun to do a recipe commemorating its release. After going back and forth, we decided it had to be tacos but given the nature of the movie, we wanted to do something vegan. We knew we wanted to do the new movie justice by creating a recipe that could be enjoyed by meat-eaters and vegans alike. After all, didn’t we all learn that “fish are friends, not food”? Thus, the Fish Are Friends Not Food Tacos were born!
Once tacos were decided on, we weren’t quite sure what route to take? Veggie? Tofu? Then it dawned on us! Gardein would be the “protein” of our taco. With the option of crabless cakes or fishless filets, we went the route of crabless cakes. Fish tacos in general are so common that we wanted to think outside the box. “Crab” also meant we could explore more of a tropical flavor than rely on a cream sauce. After some testing and debate (very little debate actually), we came up with our avocado, mango, and fire roasted corn relish. The addition of a habanero hot sauce is completely optional and the tacos don’t suffer without it (but they do taste amazing with it!).
Below is a quick video of our recipe:
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These vegan tacos are inspired by Pixar's release of Finding Dory, the sequel to the hit Finding Nemo.
- 1 package of Gardein Crabless Cakes
- 6-8 corn tortillas
- 1/2 medium mango cubed
- 1 avocado cubed
- 1/4 cup fired roasted corn (we used Del Monte)
- Juice from 1/2 lime
- 2 tbsp rough chopped cilantro
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Habanero Hot Sauce (We used Bravado Spice Co. Pineapple Habanero)
- Combine all relish ingredients. (Lightly stir so as not to break down avocado too much)
- Refrigerate while cooking Gardein.
- Cook Gardein Crabless Cakes per package instructions.
- Heat tortillas.
- Cut Gardein Crabless Crabcakes into quarters.
- Place approximately 5 crabcake quarters on each tortilla.
- Top with relish and then hot sauce if desired.
This recipe is completely vegan.
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