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"Crab" Salad topped Fried Green Tomatoes

Day 3 of Vegan MoFo and we're going strong over here. 

Today I'm supposed to post a dish that is inspired by a leader of a country, place, or group. This might be a bit of stretch so bare with me for a minute. Back in the day when I was 18 in Birmingham, AL I was working at a restaurant. Over time I developed a regular customer and learned that he was a local attorney. He came in right before closing on Tuesdays and Fridays and always ordered the same dish. 

One day after a rough encounter with a racist cop, I guess you could say, I needed this attorney's help. Keep in mind though - I'm 18 years old and don't have any money saved up for legal expenses. This attorney took my case and allowed me to work off his fee as a legal assistant all while still paying me. Can anyone say "life saver"?! He really took me under his wing and taught me a lot.

Fast forward 15 years. I just got back from a trip to Alabama. While I was on vacation I found out that the attorney who gave me my start in the legal field is currently running for the elected office of Jefferson Co. Judge and that for the past 15 years he's cemented himself as a leader in his and what once was my, community. 

This dish is totally inspired by him. It's extra Southern, a little old school, and traditional with the base of the dish being Fried Green Tomatoes but when you top those amazing morsels with this "crab" salad it becomes modern, cool, and it will totally cement itself as a leader in your recipe book. 

Use the "crab" salad for literally ANYTHING you want like a po'boy, or stuff it in a tomato, or serve it with crackers. Shit, just eat it plain. 

"Crab" Salad topped Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe:

1 batch of Fried Green Tomatoes (recipe here)
1 block smoked tofu
2 green onions, finely minced
2 small ribs celery, diced
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1/3 cup Comeback Sauce (recipe below)
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  1. Use a grater to shred the entire block of tofu. The skin on smoked tofu doesn't shred as easy as the rest but I said screw it and let the chunks hang with the shred. 
  2. Combine the shredded tofu with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Top the fried green tomatoes with a generous heap of crab salad. I topped mine with shaved celery ribbons and extra hot sauce. 

Comeback Sauce Recipe:

1 c vegan mayonnaise
1/4 c sriracha 
2 tbsp BBQ sauce 
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
1 tsp smoked paprika 
2 tsp liquid aminos 
1 tsp tabasco 
1/2 tsp salt 
1/2 tsp garlic powder 
1/2 tsp onion powder 
1/2 tsp dry mustard 
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until creamy af and let it chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes before serving. 

Other similar dishes you might like:

Oven Fried Green Tomato BLT Stack
Green Tomato Pasta Sauce
Fried Green Tomato Soup
Fried Green Tomatoes

Up next, tomorrow I've got to share a dish inspired by an artist. I have no idea what I'm going to do but do you think that's going to stop me? 

ICYMI, yesterday I shared a recipe inspired by an emoji. Check it out. 

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  1. I'm really intrigued by that crabmeat - I've already bookmarked all 3 of your VeganMoFo recipes! And this attorney really does sound inspirational.

  2. I love smoked tofu! I feel like it changed my life (and definitely for the better). This menu may be inspired but it is also inspiring. I need to go find some green tomatoes. Thanks for sharing!


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