Mains, Vegan, Vegetarian

Banana Blossom Breaded Vegan Fish

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi MAX Health Grill & Air Fryer AG551
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 50 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Banana Blossom Breaded Vegan Fish

This Banana Blossom Breaded Vegan Fish is coated in an almond and coconut crust with an authentic fish flavoured centre that has a flaky, soft texture.


For the marinaded 'fish'

  • 2 x 400g tins of banana blossoms
  • 4 tbsp dried wakame seaweed
  • 2 cloves of garlic (peeled)
  • 60ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp caper brine
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 juice of lime
  • 5g fresh dill (stalks removed)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

For the batter

  • 135g arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp xantham gum
  • 250ml cold sparkling water

For the 'breadcrumbs'

  • 75g ground almonds
  • 50g dessicated coconut
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • A pinch sea salt

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Drain and rinse the banana blossoms in a large sieve or colander then leave to drip dry for 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Blend together the remaining marinade ingredients into a paste then gently spread over all sides of the banana blossoms. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or for at least 4 hours to let the flavours infuse.

  • Step 3

    Mix together the ingredients for the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish and set to one side. Whisk together the ingredients for the batter and dip each of the banana blossoms in then cover with the breadcrumbs gently.

  • Step 4

    Insert the crisper basket and close the lid. Select AIRFRY, temperature 200°C, and time 15 minutes. Once the pre-heat cycle is complete add 4 of the breaded banana blossoms, flipping halfway. Once cooking is complete and repeat again.