Vegetarian Tofu Turkey Loaf

Tofu turkey by flickr user marlale
  • 105 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 90 mins
  • Yield: about 8 servings

Make your own vegetarian homemade "Tofurky"!

Slice up this vegetarian tofu turkey and serve topped with vegetarian gravy for a vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving entree, or, make veggie turkey sandwiches.

What You'll Need

  • 2 blocks firm or extra firm tofu, well pressed
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp dry sherry
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Freeze the tofu overnight. Allow it to thaw, then press well to squeeze out all the extra water. This important step changes the texture of the tofu, making it more "chewy" and meat-like, and, in addition, it makes the tofu better able to absorb the other flavors. 
  2. Once your tofu is well-pressed, place the tofu blocks in a lightly greased loaf pan, squeezing them as close together as possible.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients. Pour about 2/3 of this mixture over the tofu, and refrigerate the remaining 1/3. Cover the tofu in the pan, and allow to marinade overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
  1. After marinating, pour the remaining soy sauce mixture over the tofu, then bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, basting the extra marinade over the tofu once or twice.
  2. Remove the tofu from the oven and carefully flip it over. Bake for another 45 minutes, basting occasionally. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
  3. Enjoy your homemade tofu turkey!