1tsp chipotle sauce from chipotle peppers in adobo sauce can or sub chipotle powder
Oil for frying
Start by draining the hearts of palm from the can. Slice each stick into wheels, slightly thicker then 1/4".
If you can remove the center of the hearts of palm by hand, start to do so. I removing the center is to tough by hand, cut out little circles from the center of each wheel with a 1/4 tsp measuring spoon.
You can also just use the wheels as is, if you don't mind not having a calamari shape.
Place the cut wheels aside and begin preparing the batter.
In a medium mixing bowl, add in flour, nori, old bay, salt, and pepper. Mix these dry ingredients until well combined. Add in the water and mix well, until everything is well incorporated. Set aside.
To make the sauce, simply mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and mix together.
Set oil to heat on high, in a pan for frying.
Add panko bread crumbs into a ziploc bag.
Dip the vegan calamari into the flour batter mixture, to coat. Being careful ot to break them apart.
Remove the vegan calamari from the batter mix and toss into the ziploc bag. Seal bag and toss around to coat in crumbs.
Fry the vegan calamari, until they are golden brown. Remove from heat onto a paper towel lined plate to drain any extra oil. Serve up and ENJOY!
Tip: You can double the bread crumbs and the hearts of palm and make a double batch.