All of these recipes have one thing in common: Gardein Fishless Filets! You can catch them at many major grocery stores.

Vegan Fish ‘n’ Chips With Tartar Sauce

gardein fishless fillets with tartar sauce

1/3 cup vegan tartar sauce (try Follow Your Heart brand or make your own by mixing together 1/3 cup vegan mayo, 2 tsp. sweet relish, 1 tsp. yellow mustard, 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, and 1 pinch black pepper)
1 pkg. frozen French fries
1 pkg. Gardein fishless filets

  • Cook the vegan French fries and fishless filets according to the package directions. Serve with the vegan tartar sauce and eat.

Makes 3 servings

Filet-O-Vegan-Fish Sandwich 

filet o fish

1 Gardein fishless filet
1 thick slice vegan cheddar cheese (try Daiya brand)
2 Tbsp. vegan tartar sauce or vegan mayo
1 vegan burger bun

  • Cook the fishless filet according to the package directions.
  • Top the fishless filet with the vegan cheddar cheese.
  • Spread the tartar sauce on each bun half.
  • Put it all together and enjoy your fast food–style sandwich!

Makes 1 sandwich

Fishless Tacos

gardein fishless fillets taco

1 pkg. Gardein fishless filets
1 Tbsp. vegan margarine
4 medium-sized soft tortillas
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise (try Vegenaise or Just Mayo brands)
1/4 cup guacamole
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 cup salsa (optional)
1/4 medium red onion, diced (optional)
Cilantro, to taste (optional)
Jalapeño, to taste (optional)

  • Cook the fishless filets according to the package directions.
  • Melt the vegan margarine in a pan over medium heat. Place a soft tortilla in the pan and cook until lightly browned. Remove from the pan and spread with 1 tablespoonful of the vegan mayonnaise and 1 tablespoonful of the guacamole.
  • Cut the cooked fishless filets into strips and place 3 strips on the tortilla. Drizzle with the lime juice and add salsa, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, or anything else you want on your taco. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

Makes 4 tacos

‘Fish Filet’ TV Dinner

gardein fishless fillets tv dinner

2 Gardein fishless filets
8 oz. frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup instant mashed potatoes
1 box of Dunacn Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
2 cups unsweetened applesauce.

  • Cook the fishless filets, mixed vegetables, and instant mashed potatoes according to the package directions.
  • Bake the Duncan Hines brownies according to the package directions, but replace the eggs with the unsweetened applesauce. Save the remaining brownies for later.

Makes 1 serving +1 batch of brownies

‘Cheesy’ Vegan Fish Filet Casserole

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1 1/2 cups cooked rice
2 cups frozen broccoli (or any other veggies you like)
1 cup unsweetened soy milk
1 pinch garlic powder
1 pinch pepper
1 pinch salt
1 1/2 cups shredded vegan cheese (try Daiya brand)
1 pkg. Gardein fishless filets

  • Preheat the oven to 395º
  • Cook the rice and frozen veggies according to the package directions.
  • Combine the cooked rice, soy milk, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup of the vegan cheese shreds in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Stir in the veggies and transfer to a 9-in. baking pan.
  • Top with the frozen fishless filets and remaining vegan cheese shreds.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

Makes 6 servings

It’s a fact: Fish feel pain

Fish slaughter plants in the U.S. make no effort to stun the fish, who are often completely conscious when they start down the slaughter line. Their gills are cut, and they are left to bleed to death, convulsing in pain. Large fish, such as salmon, are sometimes bashed on the head with a wooden bat called a “priest,” and many are seriously injured but still alive and suffering when they are cut open.

If that isn’t enough reason to ditch fish, fishing also hurts the environment and eating seafood is hazardous to our health. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, fish “are the main if not the only source of methyl mercury,” a substance that has been linked to cardiovascular disease, fetal brain damage, blindness, deafness, and problems with motor skills, language, and attention span. Pretty scary, right?

So, do fish (and yourself) a favor and try one of these fishless filet recipes! Let us know which is your favorite in the comments.

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