The Florida Crystals® Guide to Tofurkey
This Thanksgiving, gather your loved ones around a delicious tofurkey. With this yummy vegan alternative, also known as tofu turkey, you can enjoy a delicious meal while being kind to the planet. It’s fairly straightforward to make, but there are a few tips, tricks and recipes that will make your feast prep as easy as pie.
When it comes to preparing tofurkey, the possibilities are endless. From traditional roasts, to roulades with mushrooms, the only limit is your imagination. But if you want to prepare the best tofurkey recipe around, then go all-out this year with our recipe for Tofurkey with Apricot Stuffing. This flavorful and festive plant-based entrée is prepared with a tangy and savory stuffing that’s made with mixed vegetables, pecans and apricots. And it’s delightfully glazed with freshly squeezed orange juice, assorted spices and the homegrown sweet taste of Florida Crystals® Organic Light Brown Sugar.
Tips for Preparing & Cooking Your Tofurkey
Bring Tofu to Room Temperature
Before you start making your tofurkey, you’ll want to let your tofu set on the counter for a while. We recommend taking your tofu out of the refrigerator hours before starting your recipe. This will help to soften the tofu before you put it in the food processor.
Get the Consistency Right
In order to make your tofu smooth and creamy, so it’s best to divide it into small, equally sized proportions before placing them in your food processor or blender. Also, make sure to check the consistency of your blended tofu. You don’t want to see chunks or clumps.
Season with Soul
When adding seasoning to your tofurkey, you’ll want to mix your tofu and spices together in a large mixing bowl, then give your tofu a chance to firm up before molding it.
Making and Filling Your Tofurkey Shell
When making your tofurkey shell, you need to place two-thirds of the tofu mixture in the pan, press firmly and create a well (with 1-inch-thick walls). Add the stuffing to the center and seal gently with the remaining tofu.
Bake Extra Stuffing on the Side
Don’t throw your extra stuffing away. Simply place it in a baking dish and bake for 10 minutes in the oven. Once it’s golden brown, you can serve it as a side dish that everyone will love.
Keep in mind that some ovens run hotter than others. A simple rule of thumb is to bake until your tofurkey is golden-brown on the outside. That’s how you know it’s ready to eat.
Pick Your Tofurkey Sides & Appetizers
The tofurkey may be the star of the show, but the right sides can really take your Thanksgiving menu to the next level. These vegan and vegetarian dishes are simply divine, and they’re sure to pair well with your Tofurkey with Apricot Stuffing.
Our Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprout Agrodolce features beloved winter vegetables topped with a balsamic glaze. Sweetened with Florida Crystals® Organic Light Brown Sugar and roasted to perfection, this combination of flavors will make your taste buds thankful.
Whether you’re hosting a tofurkey gathering for friends or family, everyone will love this recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa with Cranberries and Pecans. Filled with the delectable taste of squash, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and quinoa, its delicate sweetness comes from our Florida® Crystals Organic Light Brown Raw Cane Sugar.
Your Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without our freshly baked Vegan Potato Dinner Rolls. Serve these light, tender rolls on the side of your tasty Tofurkey with Apricot Stuffing entrée, and everyone is sure to have a very happy Thanksgiving indeed.