Homemade Tofu Turkey!
This year (for Canadian Thanksgiving, last month) I had a lot of fun putting together a vegetarian main course for Thanksgiving. Since I live on a small island, I can't go to the store and buy a brand-name Tofurky (which I have never tried and would LOVE to taste some day!) I have to make do with what I can find. Fortunately, one of the local shops sometimes has a supply of frozen soy sausages, so that's what I used for this little fellow :)
Soy-wheat sausages aren't much in the taste department, but if treated right, you can get some great flavour and texture out of them. I thawed 2 packages of veggie sausages, then mashed them up with chopped garlic, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil and ground pepper. Then I shaped the "ground meat" into 5 pieces: the round body, head and neck, two wings and a tail. I fried each piece carefully in a shallow pan to get it cooked and solid, then pieced the whole thing together with toothpicks. The eyes, snood and wattle are extra bits of pie dough, coloured with red food colouring.
He was tasty!
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