Sunday 19 December 2010

How To Make Chestnut Stuffing

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How To Make Chestnut Stuffing

How To Make Chestnut Stuffing

Chestnut Stuffing Recipe. A perfect stuffing for Thanksgiving, this special recipe promises to make this favourite companion to the holiday turkey a great hit! Devour our Chestnut Stuffing recipe.

Step 1: You will need
  • 250 g sausage meat, skinless and broken into pieces
  • 4 celery sticks, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 150 g chestnuts, peeled , frozen or canned
  • 6 slices of day-old bread , cubed
  • 75 g raisins or dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp chopped thyme , or equal amount of sage
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 750 ml chicken or turkey stock
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 20cm x 25cm roasting tray
  • aluminium paper
  1. Step 2: Preheat the oven

    Set the temperature of the oven to 180°C.
  2. Step 3: Cook meat and vegetables

    Place the saucepan over a high temperature and when very hot add a bit of the oil and the sausage meat, trying to break it up as much as possible. When slightly brown, add the onions, celery, carrots, and the rest of the oil and cook for about 8 minutes. Stir in the chestnuts, cook for a few minutes more and remove from the heat.
  3. Step 4: Combine the ingredients

    Transfer the meat mixture into the bowl and add the bread, raisins, thyme, parsley, honey, and eggs. Season with salt and pepper and mix together. Add a little chicken stock, just enough to dampen the stuffing and let it soak for 5 minutes.
  4. Step 5: Cover and bake

    After a few minutes, place the moistened stuffing into the pan and level it with a spoon. Cover with aluminium foil and place into the oven for 30 minutes.
    After this time remove it from the oven and, discard the foil and return it to the oven to cook for a further 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the stuffing when it is brown on top. To speed up the process, put it under the grill for a minutes or two. It should have a slightly puffy appearance and be crispy on the outside and juicy and moist in the centre.
    • Serves:
    • 4 to 6
    • Preparation Time:
    • 10 minutes
    • Cooking Time:
    • 1 hour 10 minutes
    • Oven Temperature:
    • 180° c  -  360° f