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Plant-Based ‘Fish’ Sauces to Enhance the Flavor in Your Recipes


Did you know that vegan fish sauce exists? Well, it does and it’s delicious! You can use plant-based fish sauces in so many dishes from bowls to burgers. If you’re looking for one simple recipe, check out How to Make Vegan Fish Sauce. Try making some of these unique dishes from the Food Monster App that feature fishy sauces for you to experiment with!

1. Soba Noodle Bowl With Homemade ‘Fish’ Sauce

This yummy Soba Noodle Bowl With Homemade ‘Fish’ Sauce by Pallavi Gupta is a light dish, which is perfect to mix together on a warm, sunny day you’re not craving something super heavy.

2. Tom Yum

In this Tom Yum Soup by Rosalie Livingstone you can add vegan prawns instead of the tofu, if you want other flavors. The soup has a homemade fish sauce, and is boiled in aromatic herbs and with vegetables. No wonder they call it yum!

3. Spicy Collards And White Beans

Nothing like some beans to fill you up! The Spicy Collards And White Beans by Kelly Williams It’s healthy, since you get a lot of nutritions like vitamin A and C, and they also taste good. This dish is a little spicy, and has the fishy vegan Worcestershire sauce to give it extra flavors.

4. Easy Mushroom Stroganoff 

Some savory mushroom stroganoff will never let you down! A splash of vegan Worcestershire sauce makes this Easy Mushroom Stroganoff by Lan Pham Wilson dish pop, including some white wine, and vegan yogurt for extra creaminess. Ready to dig in?

5. Homemade Spicy Italian Sausage

Savory, flavorful, and super yummy! You can put the Homemade Spicy Italian Sausages by Rhea Parsons on your grill on the summer, or have it with a side of everything you want. These are super crispy, and has the fishy Worcestershire Sauce to give them a sweet and savory taste.

6. Black-Eyed Pea Burgers With Mississippi Comeback Sauce

These burgers have a great consistent, and really stick together. With a base of black-eyed peas, brown rice, vegan Worcestershire sauce, and fresh herbs, the Black-Eyed Pea Burgers With Mississippi Comeback Sauce by Rhea Parsons will definitely satisfy your burger cravings.

7. Sichuan-Style Asparagus

Asparagus are drizzled with a Sichuan-style sauce containing cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, ginger, and Worcestershire sauce in this recipe. Sichuan-Style Asparagus by Kushi is perfect with a side of rice.

8. Pasta With Bolognese Sauce

The classic meat sauce, only it’s vegan! In this recipe, lentils are used to substitute the meat, including a lot of delicious Italian spices to compliment the Pasta With Bolognese Sauce by Rhea Parsons perfectly.

9. Lomo Saltado: Peruvian Mushroom Strips With Sweet Potato Fries

A meat-free version of the Peruvian stir-fry, you will find Portobello mushrooms instead of beef, plus a couple of splashes of Worcestershire sauce to mimic that beefy piquant flavor. Add some sweet potato and purple sweet potato, and the savory sauce, and the Peruvian Mushroom Strips With Sweet Potato Fries by Denisse Salinas is complete.

10. Seitan Kebabs With Sangria Tomato Salad 

Seitan rolled in a flavorful marinade, with a side of a delicious sangria tomato salad. This dish is the perfect savory mix. In other words, you can’t go wrong with the Seitan Kebabs With Sangria Tomato Salad by Ayinde Howell.

11. Mini Quinoa-Chickpea Cakes

Not only are these good, they are also packed with nutrition so you can eat them and feel good! The texture is perfect, and the quinoa makes a creamy, nutty, and crunchy texture. Don’t miss out on the Mini Quinoa-Chickpea Cakes by Jennifer Strohmeyer.

12. Tofu Pot Pie Casserole 

A healthy, yet very yummy pot pie with tofu, phyllo dough and vegetables you can get anywhere. Perfect any day really! The Tofu Pot Pie Casserole by Kathleen Henry is quick and easy to make, for days you want something good and time saving.

13. Jackfruit Ropa Vieja

Jackfruit is really magical, and packed with a lot of flavors like sofrito, onion, celery, carrots, and peppers, it’s just simply delicious. Jackfruit Ropa Vieja by Rhea Parsons is simmered in a savory tomato sauce and salty olives. This colorful dish should definitely be the next one on your menu!

14. Steak Sandwich

Skip all your plans, you need this Steak Sandwich by Miriam Sorrell in your life right now! The grilled ‘beefsteak’ is served on bread, topped with fried, caramelized onions, and all of the toppings you are craving at the moment!

15. Okonomiyaki 

These pancakes, omelets, or whatever you want to call them, are savory, simple to make, and very, very addictive.The Okonomyaki by Bryanna Clark Grogan, which simply means ‘grilled as you like it’, is the perfect dish to add all your leftovers in you simply don’t know where to use.

Looking for more unique sauce recipes? Check out How to Make Classic Sauces Vegan by downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Lomo Saltado: Peruvian Mushroom Strips With Sweet Potato Fries

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