What Does Tofurkey Taste Like?

tofurky deli slices packaging

 

 

Tofurkey is dense and chewy. It may have a slightly spongy texture, or it may be super moist and tender. Generally speaking, tofurkey has a texture people enjoy. It's more moist than real turkey because it's much less likely to be dried out.

Overcooked tofurkey, however, is not very pleasant. This is one mock meat that can easily get dried out and rubbery, so keep it moist with basting liquids and watch it as it bakes in the oven. But don't worry, it's way easier than a regular turkey.

What Is Tofurkey Made Of? 

The two main types of protein tofurkey is made with are tofu and vital wheat gluten (or seitan). The tofu-based tofurkeys might be softer than wheat gluten-based ones, but both are tender. Seitan tofurkey can even be buttery. 

Other ingredients frequently include vegetable stock, tamari or soy sauce, nutritional yeast, garlic, and herbs and spices. Though the ingredients change from recipe to recipe, for the most part, these are the basics.

 

 

 

 

This is a tofu-based tofurkey with a basting sauce that'll keep it tender and juicy. It's stuffed with a mushroom and sun-dried tomato filling that makes it quite superb.

Here's the ingredient list:

  • Celery
  • Red onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Oats
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Powdered veggie stock
  • Garlic 
  • Dried sage
  • Firm tofu
  • Corn flour
  • Thyme
  • Mustard
  • Vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Maple syrup of other vegan liquid sweetener

There's a roast made with a blend of tofu and vital wheat gluten to get a good balance of textures. There are quite a few ingredients, but every single one is going to make this recipe absolutely amazing.

You'll be needing:

  • Vital wheat gluten
  • All-purpose flour
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Extra-firm tofu
  • Vegetable oil
  • Water
  • White miso
  • Salt
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Fresh thyme
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried sage
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Bay leaves
  • Peppercorns
  • Vegan butter
  • Vegan white wine

 

Tofurkey simply means "mock turkey," and it's generally made with tofu or wheat gluten. Tofurky is a popular brand that makes its own tofurkey, and it's easy to find in many mainstream supermarkets. Making tofurkey in your own kitchen can seem intimidating, especially if you see a long ingredient list, but if you can make tofu scramble, you can make this. If you do make homemade tofurkey and bring it to your next holiday party, get ready for encore requests.

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