Tofu Turkey with Stuffing - Thanksgiving Meal

Recipe from: Carol van de Erve Tracy
5 piece pounds of firm tofu
1 clove pound of tofu for the drumsticks - optional
Stuffing Ingredients:
2 tbs toasted sesame oil
1 cup celery, diced (about 4 stalks)
1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
3 clove garlic, crushed
1 cup sage (may use 1/8)
2 tsp marjoram
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp winter or summer savory
salt and pepper
1 tsp rosemary
2 tsp celery seed
1 cup soy sauce or tamari
3 cup Pepperidge Farm Herb Stuffing
Basting mixture Ingredients:
1 cup toasted sesame oil
1 cup soy sauce or tamari
2 tbs miso
2 tbs orange juice
1 tsp mustard of choice

Mash tofu or mix well with hands. Be sure that all of the lumps are out.Line a 12 colander with wet cheesecloth over lapping the sides. Add the mashed tofu to the cloth covered colander, press down and cover with the overlapping sides. Place the whole thing in a large bowl. Cover the cheesecloth with a plate that fits inside the colander and place a 5 pound weight on the plate. Refrigerate and let sit for 2 to 3 hours.

When time is up, start the stuffing. Sauté the onions, celery and mushrooms in the 2 tablespoons sesame oil. When soft, add the garlic and all the rest of the stuffing ingredients, except stuffing, mixing well. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Add herb stuffing and mix well.

Remove tofu from fridge and take off weight, plate and top of cheesecloth. Hollow out tofu to within 1 inch of the sides and bottom, placing the tofu in a bowl. Place the stuffing inside the shell and pack in firmly. Cover with the remaining tofu and pat down firmly. Turn stuffed tofu onto a greased baking sheet, flat side down. Gently press on sides of turkey to achieve a more oval shape. If desired at this point, you may mold drumsticks out of one pound of tofu, and place on each side of the turkey.

Mix up the basting mixture and baste tofu turkey with half of it. Cover the turkey with foil, and bake at 400 degrees for about 1 hour.

Remove foil, baste with all the remaining mixture except a few tablespoons and return to oven for 1 hour more, or until the turkey is golden. Remove
from oven and use rest of basting mix. Using at least 2 large spatulas, move to a large plate.

Serve with the gravy of your choice, if you wish, and cranberry sauce.

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Recipe group Main
region American
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