By far, the weirdest thing I have eaten since becoming vegan was this completely bizarre vegan lobster.
It was made basically out of soy and starch, but when I saw it, I felt like I had to try it. After all, I am a fan of those crazy vegan shrimp… I decided that the best way to cook this was with Earth Balance, paprika, garlic, parsley and some other spices. I served it on top of some cheddar grits to a couple of friends. The verdict? We all thought the lobster tasted okay, but was pretty terrible, texturally speaking. It was overly firm and chewy, nothing like the texture of lobster. In the future, I’ll stick with lobster mushrooms as a lobster substitute, which is fine by me; they look and taste amazing and are a lot healthier than the soy beast pictured above. The grits on the other hand, were outrageously delicious. I like to use a mix of veggie stock and non-dairy milk (organic rice milk this time) to cook the grits. I also added a handful of shredded vegan cheddar.