Homemade Tofu Turkey with Homemade Stuffing

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Homemade Tofu Turkey with Homemade Stuffing

Post by keljonma »

One of my friends made this at Christmas. Her son and daughter-in-law are vegans. It was delicious!!

Homemade Tofu Turkey with Stuffing

Here is a link showing how to make it.
http://video.about.com/vegetarian/How-t ... Turkey.htm

5 blocks firm or extra-firm tofu, well pressed
1/4 cup fresh herbs: 2 Tbsp sage, 1 Tbsp thyme, 1 Tbsp rosemary
1 Tbsp vegetable broth powder
2 Tbsp Bells poultry seasoning

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup fresh herbs: 2 Tbsp sage, 1 Tbsp thyme, 1 Tbsp rosemary
1 tsp vegetable broth powder
2 tsp Dijon mustard

approximately 2 cups prepared vegetarian stuffing

Working in batches as needed, process the tofu in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.

Add the tofu to a large mixing bowl, and stir in the fresh chopped sage, thyme, rosemary, vegetable broth powder and poultry seasoning, stirring well to combine.

Line a colander with cheesecloth or a thin towel. Place the tofu in the colander, and layer of cheesecloth or a thin towel on top. Place a weight on top of the towel to gently press the tofu. Place on a plate or towel and chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Once the tofu is chilled and firm, scoop out the tofu in the middle, creating a hole or a well, and leaving about 1 inch of a tofu "shell" in the colander.

Gently pat your stuffing into the "well", then gently press the extra tofu on top.

Carefully invert your tofu turkey onto a lightly greased baking sheet.

Whisk together the marinade ingredients and baste or brush the tofu generously.

Bake for about 90 minutes at 350°, basting again every 15 minutes.

Homemade Stuffing

3/4 pound bread, cubed
1/4 cup butter
1 large red onion, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 1/2 cups roasted cashew pieces
2 Tbsp fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, or 1 tsp dried
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cup vegetable broth
2 eggs, beaten

Pre-heat oven to 400°.

Place bread cubes on large shallow baking pan and bake until golden, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Transfer to large mixing bowl. Turn oven down to 350 degrees.

Melt butter in large heavy skillet. Add onions and cook until clear, stirring occasionally (about 10 minutes). Add red peppers, mushrooms and celery; cook until tender – about 5 to 7 minutes.

Combine with bread in mixing bowl; add nuts, seasonings, vegetable broth and beaten eggs. Stir well and pour into an 8-inch greased baking pan or one of similar size. (Can be prepared a day ahead and refrigerated). Cover and bake for about 1 hour.

Makes 8 servings of vegetarian stuffing.
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Re: Homemade Tofu Turkey with Homemade Stuffing

Post by millipede »

Another one of the meals I'm not sure if I'd like or not. I'm not a fan of tofu stuff... but sometimes things are okay if they are seasoned well enough... And I especially love rosemary on foods. Yum. The stuffing sounds really good...
I just ate breakfast but this is kind of making me hungry. :lol:
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