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Vegan Spanish Boquerones en Vinagre

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4
  • Category: Appetizer, Snack
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Spanish

Boquerones en vinagre is a Spanish tapa made with fish marinated in vinegar, and seasoned with garlic, parsley and oil. Learn how to make a vegan version!

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Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini (14 oz or 400 g)
  • 1 nori sheet or 2 tbsp nori flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar (200 ml)
  • 1/4 cup water (65 ml)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Peel the zucchini and make 1/8 inch or 3 mm zucchini strips using a mandolin, a peeler or a knife. Discard the central part, because you don’t want any seeds in your zucchini strips. If you use a mandoline (as we did) or a knife, your strips will be probably too wide, so just cut them in halves. We’re trying to recreate the size of a boqueron (a fresh anchovy fillet).
  2. Blend the nori sheet in a powerful blender until you get nori flakes. You can also finely chop the nori sheet with a knife or use store-bought nori flakes.
  3. Add the zucchini and salt to a large glass container or a bowl and mix with your hands or a spoon until well combined.
  4. Add the vinegar, water and nori flakes and stir. Keep in the fridge covered for at least 4 hours, best overnight. The zucchini strips have to be fully covered by the marinade.
  5. Drain the zucchini strips and wash them well or they will have a strong vinegar flavor.
  6. Serve in a dish and top with the garlic, parsley and oil.
  7. Keep leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.

Notes

  • Nori flakes are optional, but they give this recipe a fishy flavor.
  • Feel free to use any type of vinegar.
  • Classic recipe is made with more oil. Boquerones are usually covered with oil, but I this recipe is also delicious and much lighter.
  • If you want your vegan boquerones with a more intense fishy flavor, add more nori flakes just before serving.
  • Nutritional info is not accurate, as we discard most of the marinade, so the amount in sodium is not that high.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe (using 1 tbsp of oil)
  • Calories: 61
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 596 mg
  • Fat: 3.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 1.6 g