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The Unturkey Roast [Vegan]

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This mighty roast is enough to feed the family and still have leftovers, as is traditional. The roast may be cut into thin or thick slices. If desired, let cool, then bake the slices in broth until heated. The slices may also be wrapped in puff pastry with sautéed mushrooms, greens, or cooked crumbled vegan sausages and bread cubes. Follow the package directions to bake the wrapped unturkey. Serve with gravy.

The Unturkey Roast [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan

Serves

2 pound roast

Ingredients

For the Roast:

  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth, more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon light miso
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour or soy flour
  • 2 tablespoons Instant Tapioca, such as Minute Brand
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

For the Cooking Broth:

  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 carrot, peeled and quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. Combine the tofu, wine, broth, and onion powder through (and including) the celery seed in a blender. Process until smooth.
  3. Stir together the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, chickpea flour, and tapioca in a large bowl. Pour the blended ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well with a fork. Add an extra tablespoon of liquid or vital wheat gluten to make a soft, workable dough. Knead for a few minutes, squeezing to be sure all ingredients are combined. Shape the mixture into a symmetrical log about 7 to 8 inches long. Wrap the log in a 12×16-inch piece of cheesecloth. Tie the ends of the log with twine.
  4. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the log until browned on all sides, turning occasionally. Transfer to a 9 or 10-inch covered casserole pan. Pour the broth over the roast and add the remaining ingredients. The broth should cover the roast about halfway. Cover and bake for 2 hours, turning every 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and cut the cheesecloth from the roast. Strain the liquid and discard the solids. Keep the broth to use as a base for gravy, if desired.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Tami Noyes lives and cooks in the Midwest. Currently working on her second book, Tami is the author of American Vegan Kitchen. Starting out as a baker for a local vegetarian café in the early ‘80s, Tami’s love of cooking is her way of expressing her compassion and nurturing for all beings and our planet. She believes that sharing the fantastic flavors of wonderful vegan foods is best way to encourage others toward veganism.


 

 



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8 comments on “The Unturkey Roast [Vegan]”

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Shay
8 Days ago

The recipe lists very few ingredients when making the dough. At the end it says to pour the gravy on top and then add the rest of the ingredients. Is that right? So at the end you\'re adding lemon juice, salt, pepper, rosemary, dried mustard, sage, parsley, etc to the broth after you have poured it onto the loaf?


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Stephanie Winslow Seed
4 Months Ago

Or, you can order one from: http://www.theherbivorousbutcher.com/collections/thanksgiving-feast


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Carri White
4 Months Ago

Yuck.


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Tanna Kubach
4 Months Ago

Felicia Whitman lol


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Susan Shek
4 Months Ago

Aiden James


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Michelle IrOr
4 Months Ago

Eeeeewwww


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Laura Zirngiebel
4 Months Ago

Looks disgusting!!


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Patti Meyer Mangrum
14 Nov 2016

Eating dead animals who suffered their whole life is more disgusting 😥

Priscila Assis
15 Nov 2016

Neither option seems great, really

Chloe Arizona Tarlton
4 Months Ago

Is there an alternative to the vital wheat gluten? In order to make the recipe gluten free? :)


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Jeffrey Stephens
14 Nov 2016

Try xanthan gum or guar gum. Guar is also called cluster bean, so it may be labeled cluster bean gum.

Chloe Arizona Tarlton
14 Nov 2016

Thanks :)

Jeffrey Stephens
14 Nov 2016

No problem. Good luck with your recipe! ^_^

Barbara Marshall
15 Nov 2016

Be very careful if using the gum that you use no more than 1/2 a teaspoon

Chloe Arizona Tarlton
16 Nov 2016

Thank you !

veronica
4 Months Ago

But where' the rest of this recipe? I don't have the full list of ingredients.


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Rachel
14 Nov 2016

FOR THE ROAST:
8 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup vegetable broth, more if needed
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon light miso
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
2 1/4 cups vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/4 cup chickpea flour or soy flour
2 tablespoons Instant Tapioca, such as Minute Brand
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
FOR THE COOKING BROTH:
3 cups vegetable broth
1/2 onion, peeled and quartered
1 carrot, peeled and quartered
2 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
2 sprigs fresh parsley
2 sprigs fresh thyme

Barb Overton
4 Months Ago

Do I understand the instructions correctly? The rolled log is wrapped in cheesecloth and tied, and then it is browned, while still in the cheesecloth? So you are sort of frying the cloth too?


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Cynthia Lopez
14 Nov 2016

It looks like it. I've never done that, but the boiling of the seitan in the broth is so that it keeps its shape.

Barbara Marshall
15 Nov 2016

Yes I have made it several times now

Barb Overton
15 Nov 2016

Thank you for your replies. It looks like a good recipe, but I hesitated to try it because I was afraid of wasting ingredients.

Barbara Marshall
15 Nov 2016

The last time I made it I added grated carrots and red/green pepper diced



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