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17 November 2006 @ 07:35 pm
Get Stuffed  
Hello all. It's me, Pallas Athena.

I thought that I would share my Thanksgiving feast with all of you. I thought that maybe these recipes would be of interest to non-American monkeys, and it would be a way of having some monkey-style company in the kitchen.

This is my favourite stuffing recipe. It takes three days to make, but is so worth it!
It is, however, non-vegetarian. If anyone knows a good vegetarian stuffing recipe, I'd love to see it.

Cornbread (1 recipe)
Ordinary white breadcrumbs (half the cornbread amount)
Chestnuts (1 lb.)
Apples 3
Tangerines 6
Cranberries (a handful or two)
Chorizo sausages
Yellow onions 2
Celery 1 bunch
Button mushrooms 1 lb.
Sage (go easy)

Tuesday: Bake cornbread. Cut Xs in the chestnuts and boil in water or roast in the oven. When cool, peel and crumble chestnuts. Section the tangerines and peel as much of the membrane off the sections as you can without going doo-lally. Peel and dice apples and put in same bowl as tangerines; mix to prevent browning. Add a handful or two of cranberries. Cover and refrigerate.

Wednesday: Crumble cornbread. Slit sausage casing. If the filling is too hard to fall apart, chop it up small. Brown sausage meat; drain off fat and discard; set the meat aside in a bowl. Chop onions and the white of celery; slice mushrooms. Sauté onions and celery in butter until soft, add sliced mushrooms and sauté a bit longer. Add the herbs, the celery leaves, and some more butter. Keep cooking for a minute or so to let the flavours blend. Put into a large bowl. Add chestnut crumbs. Add cornbread and breadcrumb to taste. Mix lightly by hand; cover and refrigerate.

Thursday: Just before stuffing the bird, mix in the fruit. Any unstuffed stuffing should be put into a large casserole dish, dotted with butter, covered and baked at 350F/150C for 50-60 minutes.

pvcdiva: jam jam jampvcdiva on November 24th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
MA will be most pleased you have posted the stuffing receipe on-line so that I can give it to her - that was so damn fine stuffing and some damn fine turkey. I fact my little round belly tells me I ate a healthy proportion of a metric fuckton today...

bloody great job all round. Jolly well done, and all that...