We got our hands on a Tofurky Ham! Here's what we thought of this vegan ham roast.
Tofurky Ham review
Oh my word, we finally found a Tofurky Ham, y'all! It's real!
Dave talked about this product in a previous episode during Talkin' To-News, and we've been on the hunt ever since.
Y'all, I'm going to get really real here: the price of this ham was outrageous. It was $15 for a roast that was about half the size of your typical veggie roast.
To put that in context, the Whole Foods brand roast that we had for Christmas was $6. And double the size.
The ham itself tasted a lot like a veggie dog to me, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. That was just what the flavor evoked. It went really well with that glaze!
If we could find it for half the price, I'd definitely eat it again.
Dave agreed with my assessment and added that he thought the casing was on point. It had the....rind?...that you'd expect from a ham.
He also thought that the seasoning was really good, and he liked the flavor overall. It wasn't overly salty and still tasted great.
Dave did find the texture a little bit tough, but I enjoyed it very much.
I do have one other complaint: it comes shrink-wrapped in plastic, and that plastic is a huge pain to get off. I had painted my nails a few hours before preparing this, and removing the plastic took forever and ruined my nails.
If you can find Tofurky Ham at a reasonable price, first of all, tell us where! Second of all: get it!
How to cook it
You definitely need to cook this before eating. You technically could just slice it up uncooked, but the glaze is best when it's cooked to sticky perfection!
I cooked the ham according to the package directions. It comes with a maple glaze that it very delightful.
PSA: You need to thaw the Tofurky Ham before cooking, so remember to pull it out of the freezer the night before and stick it into the fridge!
To make it, use a knife or scissors to remove plastic wrap from the outside. Then, put it into an oven safe pan and pour half the glaze onto it.
Cover the pan with foil, and cook at 325° F for 1 hour 15 minutes. Now, uncover it, pour on the remaining glaze, and put it back into the oven for 15 more minutes.
I haven't tried cooking this in the microwave. If you've tried this, let me know how it goes! A few people have asked about this.
Leftover Tofurky Ham will keep for three to five days in the fridge.
What is it made of?
The base for the Tofurky Ham is a blend of seitan and tofu. Here's the full ingredients lists for both the vegan ham roast itself and the gravy, according to the Tofurky website:
- Ham: Water, vital wheat gluten, tofu (water, soybeans, magnesium chloride, calcium chloride), expeller pressed canola oil, contains less than 2% of sea salt, spices, granulated garlic, cane sugar, natural flavors, natural smoke flavor, color (lycopene, purple carrot juice), oat fiber, carrageenan, dextrose, konjac, potassium chloride, xanthan gum.
- Glaze: Malted barley, brown sugar, amber ale (water, malted barley, oats, hops, yeast), whole grain mustard (water, mustard seed, white vinegar, salt, citric acid, tumeric), ground mustard, spices.
If you're a tofu fan, I recommend also checking out my holiday tofu, which is smothered in sweet oranges and tangy cranberries and super festive!
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