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TURKEY STUFFING - Anyone have a clue?

Polymorph

TRIBE Member
Okay, mum and my sis are in town this Christmas, and I'm the turkey person. Okay, now I can cook a mean bird, but stuffing? Seriously, I don't have a clue. No clue at all. Any turkey stuffing suggestions? With detailed directions? Would be much appreciated.

Here's my mean bird thing: While prepping, poke little holes into the turkey, especially the poutrine, and insert small pieces of garlic and butter deep in there, so that when it bastes, it totally marinates with buttery-garlic juices. But don't use garlic-butter, only butter and garlic. And you can use spices like basil or rosemary if you want too. So, I know how to do the bird, but the stuffing? Need help. Thanks.
 

The Tesseract

TRIBE Member
cheese cloth
bread or croutons
lemon rind
spices

put the bread or croutons and spices in cleese cloth, make a bag and shove it in the turkeys $%& and then cook the thing.
 

JESuX

TRIBE Member
what kind of a turkey are you having?

i can help you out if it's in the traditional sense...

*consulting almighty turkey mom*

one sec...
 

kennyboy

TRIBE Member
I get a loaf of white bread, cut each slice into cubes, and the rest is as posted above. Season as you see fit.
 

JESuX

TRIBE Member
Traditional Turkey Stuffing Recipe (as per my family, anyway)

Ingredients
(1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 celery stalks, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bag garlic croutons
1 1/2 tablespoons sage (key!)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup chicken stock or canned broth
3/4 cup cranberries, chopped finely
2 tbsp lemon rind, finely ground
1 cup long grain wild rice (cooked)




Instructions
- Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.

-Add in onion, celery, garlic and saute until soft.

- Combine stuffing mixture, sage, salt, oregano, thyme, pepper and poultry Seasoning in large bowl.

- Stir in onion mixture and eggs.

- Add in lemon rind, cranberries and rice.

-Add stock and mix well.

- Let this sit until you're ready to stuff 'er.
 

Polymorph

TRIBE Member
Thanx Jesux, that's what I was looking for. Yes, it's in the traditional sense. Still open to other Mom's secret recipes though.
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Polymorph


Here's my mean bird thing: While prepping, poke little holes into the turkey, especially the poutrine, and insert small pieces of garlic and butter deep in there, so that when it bastes, it totally marinates with buttery-garlic juices. But don't use garlic-butter, only butter and garlic. And you can use spices like basil or rosemary if you want too. So, I know how to do the bird, but the stuffing? Need help. Thanks.
No brine no care. :)
 

labRat

TRIBE Member
they have these cheesecloth like bags that you use to stuff turkeys with, so that you don't have a mess of a time trying to get all the stuffing out when you're done cooking. they really help. take a look at your local grocers.
 

JESuX

TRIBE Member
f the cheesecloth idea, dude.

getting all the juices and goo in the stuffing and vice versa is what makes it so great.

oh, and you can try switching the lemon for orange in the recipe i posted.
 

Polymorph

TRIBE Member
Thanks again

Thanks again for that yummy recipe Jesux. I'm gonna use it. And thank yer mum. and let her know she's now a virtual mommy in the new reality.
 

gollum

TRIBE Member
I used Jesux' recipe last night with great success..with the following changes:

I made a roast organic capon.

used the stuffing recipe as follows:

Ingredients
(1/2 stick) unsalted butter (some random amount of butter)
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 celery stalks, diced (no celery, car wouldn't start)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bag garlic croutons (used half a baguette)
1 1/2 tablespoons sage (key!)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning (used italian seasoning, couldn't find my poultry seasoning)
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup chicken stock or canned broth (used vegetable broth (oxo cube in water))
3/4 cup cranberries, chopped finely (didn't have)
2 tbsp lemon rind, finely ground (used a lime)
1 cup long grain wild rice (cooked) (used 1/2 cup of leftover sushi rice)

I stuffed the bird, and also filled a 9x9 square pan with stuffing for vegetarian friends.

The stuffing in the bird was 1000x better, but thats a given.

Great recipe, and quite apropos.

cheers
 

Stan

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by beaker
a chicken with a duck inside of it.
No, the chicken goes in the duck.

And the duck goes in the turkey.

And the turkey goes in my tummy.

If the duck went in the chicken, then it would be called a turchickuck and that really doesn't have the same ring to it.
 

Polymorph

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by JESuX
Traditional Turkey Stuffing Recipe (as per my family, anyway)

Ingredients
(1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 celery stalks, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bag garlic croutons
1 1/2 tablespoons sage (key!)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup chicken stock or canned broth
3/4 cup cranberries, chopped finely
2 tbsp lemon rind, finely ground
1 cup long grain wild rice (cooked)




Instructions
- Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.

-Add in onion, celery, garlic and saute until soft.

- Combine stuffing mixture, sage, salt, oregano, thyme, pepper and poultry Seasoning in large bowl.

- Stir in onion mixture and eggs.

- Add in lemon rind, cranberries and rice.

-Add stock and mix well.

- Let this sit until you're ready to stuff 'er.
Yup. Damn good recipe. I'll be having it for the next 5 evenings too. Thanx JESuX.
I guess it's mine now too, though, since I ain't got no other.
and garlic shot back with Brandy. Very nice. :)
 

Polymorph

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by JESuX
Traditional Turkey Stuffing Recipe (as per my family, anyway)

Ingredients
(1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 celery stalks, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 bag garlic croutons
1 1/2 tablespoons sage (key!)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup chicken stock or canned broth
3/4 cup cranberries, chopped finely
2 tbsp lemon rind, finely ground
1 cup long grain wild rice (cooked)




Instructions
- Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.

-Add in onion, celery, garlic and saute until soft.

- Combine stuffing mixture, sage, salt, oregano, thyme, pepper and poultry Seasoning in large bowl.

- Stir in onion mixture and eggs.

- Add in lemon rind, cranberries and rice.

-Add stock and mix well.

- Let this sit until you're ready to stuff 'er.

Yup, I'm going with this recipe again this year.

Though it's weird to think that, this time last year, I thought you were a guy.;)
 
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