Tofu Fish Sticks

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Recipe for Tofu Fish Sticks, a vegan version of fish sticks, popular with kids and adults that packs well for brown bag lunch.


  • 2?3 cup fine cornmeal (or all-purpose flour)
  • 2?3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kelp granules
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1?2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1?2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1?4 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2?3 cup plain, unsweetened soymilk
  • 1 pound firm tofu, drained
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, cut in wedges for squeezing


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat it with olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Combine the cornmeal or flour, sliced almonds, paprika, kelp, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, dill weed, and pepper to taste in a blender. Blend on high until most of the almonds have been turned into a coarse meal, with a few larger pieces of almond remaining.
  3. Pour the mixture into a wide baking dish or pie plate. Place the plain soymilk into a bowl and set next to the cornmeal mixture. With a sharp knife, cut the tofu into even slices just under 1?2 inch wide. Cut the slices into fish stick dimensions or use a fish-shaped cookie cutter to cut out tofu fish.
  4. Working with one piece at a time, dip the tofu into the soymilk, then toss gently in the cornmeal mixture to coat evenly. Place on the prepared baking sheet. When all the tofu fish are on the baking sheet, sprinkle them with olive oil.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the tofu over and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until crispy (if making Tater Tots to go with the fish sticks, place them on the baking sheet for the last 15 minutes). Squeeze some lemon juice evenly over the tofu fish and serve.