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Vegetarian substitute for crab sticks

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CartwheelGirl Tue 28-Mar-17 12:16:49

What can I use instead of crab sticks, that's vegetarian?

SilenceOfThePrams Tue 28-Mar-17 12:28:12

In what recipe?

Marinated tofu would be vegan.
Paneer or halloumi would be vegetarian.

they won't taste like crab sticks, but they will have protein and a vaguely similar texture depending on what you're doing with them.

Cashew nuts might work better in a different recipe. What's it for?

CartwheelGirl Tue 28-Mar-17 13:54:52

Russian style crab salad. natashaskitchen.com/2009/11/28/russian-style-crab-salad-recipe/

Crab sticks and sweetcorn are main flavours really.

AtleastitsnotMonday Tue 28-Mar-17 19:05:27

A lot of the flavour in that recipe will be coming from the horseradish, I don't think there's is an obvious sub for the crab, I think I would either leave it out entirely or sub for something that would go with the horseradish, raw shredded beetroot for example. I guess if you wanted to replicate the meaty texture of the crab finely chopped quorn may work or even hard boiled egg.

AtleastitsnotMonday Tue 28-Mar-17 19:06:38

Sorry, just realised it already contains hard boiled egg.

Kiroro Thu 30-Mar-17 18:40:42

Jackfruit?
I've used it as a fish sub quite successfully before.

CartwheelGirl Thu 30-Mar-17 20:14:46

Never heard of jackfruit, interesting.

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