Most people's idea of meat replacements extend only as far as veggie burgers and tofurky. Faux fish rarely makes the radar. After all, seafood is superhealthy, right? Who needs a substitute?
Photos by Hannah Sentenac Seriously, you guys, does this look like some Van de Kamp's or what?
Well, with restaurant fish bait-and-switch, radioactive seas, and mercury issues (not to mention overfishing, extinction risks, etc.), seafood is becoming increasingly sketchy. Lucky for us, grocers have begun stocking their shelves with re-creations for the discerning eater.
One such product is made by Gardein. Founder Yves Potvin was the dude behind the original veggie dog back in the '80s, so he knows his substitutes. The company (whose products are carried in more than 20,000 supermarkets, including Publix and Winn-Dixie) recently sent us a bag o' fishless fish fillets to try. And try we did.
See also: Dadeland Mall Food Court Surprisingly Vegan Friendly