Saturday, March 28, 2020

2020 March FoodnFlix dish

Spudguns!, it's been a wacky month to say the lest. I hosted Foodn'Flix once again this month, and my selection wasn't just one movie, but a genre of movies. I asked everyone joining in to pick their favourite Tim Burton film.

Now, my original plan was to do a dish for at lest three films, but with the zombie apocalypse isolation situation shopping panic; well I was lucky to get one done. Shelves have been pretty empty around my city.

I ended up doing it backwards because of the shopping issues. I was able to find some tofu at the store, and tried to think what I could make with it. That's when I remembered a subplot in the 2012 Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film Dark Shadows.  They owned a fishing cannery.

I've covered this film in the first year of this blog (Day 281)  but for anyone who hasn't seen it here's a brief summary.

plot:  After rejecting his lover Angelique, who is a witch, Barnabas Collins, has a curse placed on him and his family. He is then turned into a vampire by Angelique and is locked in a coffin and buried for 200 years. When Barnabas is released by accident in the 1970's, he returns to his family home to find that the few remaining family members are still living under a form of the curse, and that Angelique has taken over the town. The two immortals end up in a battle of wills as each tries to gain control of the small fishing town they live in.

Notes: fish, pumpkins, pineapple, whiskey, ketchup, pot roast, carrots, potatoes, wine, salad, pop, McDonalds, milkshakes, pie, pizza (sign) grapes, waffles, cereal, syrup, juice, strawberries, coffee, sugar, milk, cherries, beer, melon, oranges, bread/buns, tomato juice, bacon, blueberries, mustard, crab (ghostly vision) canned seafood

Even though, there are a bunch of scenes where the family are eating, you don't see a lot of closeups of the food.  But, as I said, the situation we are currently in, caused me to work this backwards.  I ended up making a Mock Fish (tofu) and Chips.


1 egg
1 cups breadcrumbs
1/2 package of tofu
2 medium or 1 large potato
seasoning of your choice

I started by chopping the potatoes into large strips. I ended up keeping the skins on, and having a thicker cut. I then seasoned with salt, pepper, and a spiced seasoning mix. Then placed them in the oven for half an hour on 350 degrees.


While that was in the oven, I drained and sliced my tofu before dredging it through the egg and breadcrumbs. 
I then deep fried the tofu, carefully turning it every few minutes,  for close to twenty minutes, before placing it in the oven to finish cooking for another half hour.
At this point, I switched out the fries from the oven and finished them off in the deep fryer. 
After draining everything, I decided to add a basic bagged coleslaw of carrots, red cabbage and green cabbage. I tossed this with a simple dressing of Miracle Whip, vinegar and ground black pepper. 

I am surprised how well this ended up fitting together. It's not the way I had hoped to go with this month's movie selections, but in the end it worked nicely.  Okay, I'll be back at the end of the month with the group round up. 


  1. Such a clever idea! I love fried tofu. Thanks for hosting this theme. 😊

  2. I used to watch the Dark Shadows soap opera when I was a kid. I couldn't wait to get home from school and sit with my Mom while we watched. Thanks for hosting this month. It was fun.

    1. It was. I have actually only seen the 1991 remake tv show besides this movie.

  3. Great dish even if you had to work backwards. I truly hope that whomever is hoarding on the flour and yeast is actually doing baking! Sorry about the rant---just ran out to the store. I should have just stayed home..... Thanks for hosting!!!!!!!

    1. Welcome, and I think we're all feeling the rant of the empty stores.