weird things I eat: vegan shrimp

I found something hiding in the back of the freezer.

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Vegan shrimp. Since the freezer is getting quite full, and there’s a lot of old food, I decided tonight is the night.

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I sauteed onion and a few cloves of garlic in olive oil and a little margarine, with salt, pepper, oregano, basil, parsley and a little dill.

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Then the “shrimp” went in. Meanwhile I had some fettuccine noodles boiling…

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I drained them, but not completely, and added them to the pan with about 1 Tbsp or so of flour. I cooked it on medium-low, adding a bit more liquid – including a little squeeze of lemon.

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It gave the pasta a nice, light sauce.

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I know they don’t quite look like real shrimp, but God bless the Asian people for trying! I find the neatest things at the Asian market. The texture is a little off, too, but I think the taste is about right.

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I added a pinch of nutritional yeast. Good stuff.

0 thoughts on “weird things I eat: vegan shrimp

    • Strangely, I’ve only ever found them on clearance (for probably two years), and now I haven’t seen them for a while. I’ve also found veggie fish balls and prawns, and online I saw a vegan lobster!
      I can’t say it’s the healthiest thing in the world, but maybe just for a treat, definitely check the freezer section at your local Asian markets!

  1. What were they made out of and which oriental store? When I saw them I was reminded of the Scampis in a garlic wine sauce we used to serve at the Italian Restaurant I worked at before you were born! That wine sauce was the bomb!

    • You can see the ingredients in that first picture of the package. They’re not gluten free, and definitely contain a couple ingredients I wouldn’t want to eat regularly…but once in a while for a splurge, they’re fun to play with!

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