Once baked, you see a beautifully crisped tofu surface.
recipe adapted from vegetarian times (website) and the stuffing from the magazine.
Thanks for a great recipe. We may have changed a few opinions in our meat eating family. We added some smoked paprika and Cajun spice to the mix which was awesome. Well done chef!
I made this for Thanksgiving in a smaller version and we also tried a Tofurky. Everyone seriously loved it and gobbled it up, including my kids, so I am making a full sized one for Christmas. I mean the turkey lovers loved it and the stuffing I made in it as well, and it was tons better than the Tofurky we bought, although that was not bad either. I did change the stuffing up though and seasoned the tofu part with what was recommended and some poultry seasoning, too, tasting it as I mixed to make sure it has enough flavor. The following paragraph is all I did for stuffing, and my kids (not stuffing eaters usually) ate it all up and asked for more.
Instead of adding all the ingredients listed I simply sauteed onions, (I would have added celery but they don't like it), a bit of veggie broth powder, some garlic, onion powder, and a little poultry seasoning and sage in a bit of olive oil and mixed it with whole wheat hamburger buns I toasted in the toaster and chopped up, then used it to stuff the tofurkey. Mushrooms would be good too, but I have one who wouldn't want them so I didn't add them. That all took a few minutes and it blended with the tofu perfectly!
Anyway, it was sooo simple, but the flavoring of that stuffing with the tofurkey was realllly good! I have the full sized one draining in the fridge for Christmas tomorrow, and the kids didn't even want to see it go in the fridge since they liked to taste the tofu all seasoned up before it was cooked...lol.
Thank you so much for the feedback. This recipe sure seems a favourite among many families :) --DK
The flavors do show themselves once they sit with the tofu. But then again as I mention it already in the post, our flavor profiles def. needn't match and if you prefer with more seasoning, def. go for additional spices. This is simply to show that making a tofu turkey perfectly acceptable to your taste (and being preservative, sodium and all the additional additives free) is possible :) --DK
EVery bit of your suggestion sounds HEAVENLY! Thank you..cant wait to try it out. --DK
Oh its totally OK. We all have different tastes and preferences. Next time you can add in more flavoring to the "turkey". --DK
The seasoning all your choice. You can skip it easily. Add any other seasoning of your choice. As I mention, you can give it a taste test before you shape it into a turkey. So get wild ;) --DK
This easily serves 12! --DK