I thought it tasted like the turkey that came in tv dinners (when I was omni) tasted like.
That sounds about right. If you were a fan of the moist white turkey meat then I suggest you seriously lower your expectations. If you prefer institutional grade meats or insoles, then Tofurkey is probably a good fit for you.
I think the Quorn Roast is much better than the tofurkey, but it has eggwhites, so its unsuitable for vegans. But for vegetarians, its actually quite good, and my omni friends liked it (once they got over its shape....)
My dad offered to fashion a block of tofu into a dead bird and press a few strands of cooked spaghetti (to resemble veins) onto it so I could have my own vegetarian turkey and not miss out on the whole thanksgiving experience again this year.
I said that I would pass, but he was very sweet to offer.
He looked crushed that someone had already though this up (minus the spaghetti vein part) in the form of a tofurkey.
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just a thought, and this isn't what you asked, but...
sometimes you don't need to 'replicate' the meat item, but replace it with something good in its own right, i guess depending on how flexible your family is. trying to imitate something, and to have it be not as good as the original, might disappoint - but if you make something else there's nothing to compare it to
elsewhere troub suggested this delicious looking dish-
I LOVE Tofurky, especially in Tofurky leftover sandwiches I would suggest using the soy sauce & orange juice basting method over the olive oil or jam one (it's the one I prefer in any case). I've always wanted to try the Unturkey by Zen & Now but unfortunately I can't find it anywhere in Canada, or at least on the lower mainland. I was planning on trying to make my own Unturkey with a recipe I found, but I'm still having the good old Tofurky as a back-up
Tada! Now you can eat a tofurky and say.. "Gee that tastes like a good tofurky!" When I went vegetarian I loathed tofu and soymilk. It didn't taste like meat or cows milk. It's because in my head I was expecting the taste of cows milk and meat. Now I expect the taste of soymilk and tofu and love the stuff. I am going to blend my tofu with spices and stuff and then freeze it. I think I will have to do a few tries before the holiday to make sure the final is good for omni consumption.