This is my alternative to shrimp, which I developed in order to have something shrimpesque in my veg sushi and stirfries! It's actually super easy to make. The type of seaweed/nori/dulse you use changes the seafoodiness of the flavour quite a bit, so try experimenting. I prefer dulse, but it's really down to personal taste. Enjoy!
- Sift together the gluten flour, garlic powder and paprika. Mix well.
- In another bowl, combine the sweet potato puree and the oil.
- Mix the dry ingredients into the wet, and knead by hand until you have a smooth dough. (2-3 minutes only, no need to over-do it. Keep in mind that the longer you knead the tougher the "meat" will be).
- Pound the dough flat (about 1/2"), and slice into strips, approximately 1/2" thick (maximum) and 2" long. (These will poof up a lot while cooking, so don't be fooled into making them bigger! Smaller is best in this case!) Set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, combine water, salt and seaweed to make a broth. Stir well.
- Place strips into COLD broth, and then turn up the heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until floating to top and cooked through. (Note: thicker slices will require longer cooking times, and less for thinner slices.).
- Serve with cocktail sauce, or garlic butter or butter alternative, or in your favourite main dish.