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05-Dec-06, 09:38
with Christmas just around the corner I was looking for something different in a recipe for my 'stuffing'. Any nice ideas out there? Was looking for one with couscous but welcome anything new.

05-Dec-06, 17:49
Rum & Apple Stuffing

340g (12oz) Apples, peeled, cored and chopped
340g (12oz) Breadcrumbs
6 tbsp Rum
4-6 Sage Leaves, chopped
1 tbsp Mace
1 Egg, beaten

Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl, pour over the rum.
Allow to stand for 3-4 hours.
Add all of the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Use to stuff poultry or form into balls and bake for 30-40 minutes

Couscous stuffing

500ml chicken stock
300g couscous
1 tsp harissa paste
tsp ground cinnamon
100g dried apricots (or figs), chopped
1 small preserved lemon, finely chopped
Zest of 1 lemon
100g pistachios, toasted and chopped
50g pine nuts, toasted
Handful of mint, leaves chopped

This stuffing can be prepared in advance and reheated before serving; however, it is important to dress it with the vinaigrette to prevent it from drying out in the oven.

06-Dec-06, 19:52
what is Harissa paste? and where does one get it from. Substitute??

frank ward
06-Dec-06, 21:24
don't deny your heritage!
sage & onion
cannae beat it!

but put it in the bird, don't bake it separately.

Plug the stuffing with a lemon - or better, a pickled lemon.

07-Dec-06, 13:04
Harissa paste is a hot chilli paste

08-Dec-06, 09:29
Harissa paste is a hot chilli paste

Mmmmm in that case it should taste lovely. Where does one find it in Wick....Tesco??

08-Dec-06, 14:29
I would have thought tescos would have chilli paste

14-Dec-06, 13:16
I chop some onions and boil them in a pan of water.

I then make up some paxo stuffing using the onion water as part of the water to make up the stuffing. I add to this some pork sausage meant and mix it all up together - i always cook it seperately and never stuff my turkey. Its yummy

27-Dec-06, 14:34
had the rum and apple stuffing for christmas.............dead easy and really worth making. I did the pre soak bit on christmas eve, added the other ingredients n christmas day and put it in a casserole dish in the oven for the last 45mins. Perfect!

27-Dec-06, 17:28
Fry some chopped onion, celery and apple in butter. Toast chopped hazelnuts and frizzle some bacon. Stir in chopped fresh sage, add to bread bits. If its dry, add cup of chicken stock. We never stuff the bird, cuz we make lots.

27-Dec-06, 22:32
Piglet, that couscous stuffing sounds amazing! I must try it soon :)