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Turducken and toufurkey in RI?

Grendal Nov 15, 2010 07:10 AM

Think it was last year my mother heard about Turducken. Since then we've been trying to find places that might carry it. I know it's southern, so does anyone know any cajun markets or any market that carries frozen ready to thaw and cook or ready to cook still frozen in Rhode Island?

She'd also like to know where to find toufurkey.

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    coastalgypsy RE: Grendal Nov 15, 2010 07:12 AM

    Tofurkey is sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, and probably most natural food stores.

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      Grendal RE: coastalgypsy Nov 15, 2010 07:23 AM

      thank you, just hope it doesn't cross my table...hmm now if only we can find the turducken....

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        coastalgypsy RE: Grendal Nov 15, 2010 07:37 AM

        I'm vegetarian, not a fan of Tofurkey though - if your mother goes to Whole Foods, they have a few other tastier looking vegetarian options for a Thanksgiving vegetarian entree. It's nice that she's including one for those who don't eat turkey... wish most families did that!

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          invinotheresverde RE: coastalgypsy Nov 15, 2010 07:51 AM

          Lifelong veggie here and agree- Tofurkey is pretty gross. If we're going the fake meat route, I prefer a simple Quorn roast. They taste so much better and are soooooo much less expensive. They are found at Stop and Shop.

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            Grendal RE: invinotheresverde Nov 15, 2010 09:12 AM

            I've seen quorn roasts at stop and shop, but I like meat....so I've never gotten them. still looking for turducken....seems too much work to make my own.

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              chefjohn RE: Grendal Nov 15, 2010 12:43 PM

              Bought one last year in Portsmouth RI.

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                Grendal RE: chefjohn Nov 15, 2010 01:11 PM

                Thank you, their getting them in this weekend, I'll have to get it shipped, lack a drivers licence and my girl don't drive over bridges.

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              Joltingjoey RE: invinotheresverde Nov 15, 2010 04:56 PM

              Gotta defend Tofurkey. My family has enjoyed this product for years. The trick is a nice glaze, very thin slices and good gravy. Can't undrstand why anyone would consider it gross. My son, who is a sometime vegetarian has always preferred this to turkey.

              As for Quorn, I'll take tofu and vital wheat gluten as main ingredients any time over fungus.

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                invinotheresverde RE: Joltingjoey Nov 15, 2010 05:58 PM

                Guess it's just a personal preference. I find Tofurkey rubbery and flavorless.

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        snowpuck RE: Grendal Nov 16, 2010 10:05 AM

        Whole Foods in Cranston will put together a turducken for you. We ordered one last year from them and it was great. Pricey but I guess that is to be expected when you want birds stuffed inside other birds.

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          CapeCodGuy RE: snowpuck Nov 16, 2010 10:30 AM

          There's bunches of on-line sources if you Google. And some are relatively inexpensive at around $65 delivered....


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            Grendal RE: CapeCodGuy Nov 16, 2010 02:52 PM

            yeah, but no way of ordering offline, no credit, debit checking or paypal account....

            thank you snowpuck, going to get the turducken from there, their much closer then clements.

        2. okra RE: Grendal Nov 17, 2010 06:03 AM

          The Hannaford supermarket chain has had Turducken in the past - worth a call, if you can get to Taunton or Easton. Neither are too far off a highway, but, I understand about Rhode Islanders and driving... :)


          1. lslao RE: Grendal Nov 26, 2010 04:02 PM

            This is late, but for future reference, they had turducken at the Walmart in Coventry, RI for around $40. Can't comment on how it tastes, though.


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              Grendal RE: lslao Dec 14, 2010 09:08 PM

              ended up getting it from whole foods in cranston for 85....oyster sausage stuffing...It was very good, didn't nearly take 9 hours to bake in the oven as I had been lead to believe. If anyone gets a turducken, you need an instant read meat thermometer, jab that fat bird in the thickest part of the leg, away from the bones, grizzel and tendons. It's good to go at 165, thought mine read 170. Was still moist and juicey...also NO GLAZING WITH A ROASTING BAG, it melted the roasting bag.

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