The Ultimate Christmas Vegan 'Turkeyless Turkey' Recipe
DON'T PANIC - THIS IS NOT MEAT!!
The future is here and the future is vegan.
Since I made this 'Turkeyless Turkey' last Christmas, many of you have asked me for the recipe, so here it is! It's a blend of seitan and tofu and has bean curd sheets as the 'skin' and perfect for serving up to relatives that insist upon the tradition of a dead bird on the table.
It tastes fantastic - personally I think better than the real thing, and certainly never dry! 👌
This recipe just goes to show that no one has to die for anyone's dinner and you can have turkey without the turkey.
I've been requested by my mother and the in-laws to make this for Christmas every year now though, so be warned! ;)
This recipe was originally by Malin Engström from The Seitan Appreciation Society. Get the recipe HERE. Also, be aware that you need to make this a day in advance to allow it to firm up in the fridge to reach it's final, amazing form.
If you want to add the crispy/slimy skin like I did, simply soak bean curd sheets in the broth whilst the 'turkey' is cooling (after the simmering stage) and then wrap it in the 'skin' before you put it in the oven. Use the broth to occasionally pour over the whole thing to prevent the skin from drying out too much.
It can be difficult to find vegan chicken flavoured seasoning but thankfully there are many easy recipe available online that go with it perfectly.
This is one of the most complicated recipes I've ever attempted BUT it's extremely forgiving, so don't be disheartened if you don't follow it to the letter. I messed up on about four things the first time I made it and it still tasted amazing (Just like the dark meat of chicken)!