Wednesday, November 25, 2009

tofu turkey ala let's get baked

The best Thanksgiving meal ever is the vegan tofu turkey they made on Let's Get Baked a few years ago. The internet can be a cruel place sometimes, and that's exactly the case with this recipe - it seems to all have but disappeared (can't even find it on LGB!).

I did track it down eventually, after a few frantic good searches, but to make it easier on myself in the future & to give you some motivation to make something awesome for your Thanksgiving feast tomorrow, I'm replicating it here.

Thanks for coming up with something so rad, Mat & Dave!

Tofu Turkey & Fixin's
5 pounds of firm tofu Stuffing:
2 tbsp oil
1 large onion
1 cup celery,
diced 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp marjoram
2 tsp thyme

3 tsp Herb de Provence
1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari

2 cups bread crumbs 1
cup wild cooked wild rice salt and pepper to taste

Basting mixture: 1/2 cup toasted sesame oil
1/4 to 1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari

2 tablespoons miso
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon mustard
1/2 cup nutritional yeast

Mash tofu together in a bowl. Line a Colander with cheese cloth and dump tofu in. Use a plate to press out the excess water from tofu. Leave a heavy weight on the plate for an hour or two to drain as much water as possible (preferably in the fridge). Take colander full of tofu and hollow out a place for stuffing. In a sauce pan fry up the garlic, onion, and celery. When they are sufficiently brown mix in the rest of the ingredients for the stuffing thoroughly and dump it into the hole that you have made in the tofu. Pack it tightly and flip onto a baking sheet. Cover the tofu turkey with the basting sauce and bake at 375 for an hour or so until it is golden brown. If you have the time you can cook it longer and a lower temperature and baste it a couple more times for extra amazing flavor experiences. Enjoy!

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