Another Huge part of any christmas meal, or any meal involving turkey for that matter is the Stuffing.
Stuffing also contains a huge amount of Gluten, so my sister and I set out to make a gluten free stuffing.
We started with a recipe we saw on the food network, and then changed just about everything to make it far more delicious and far more Gluten Free.
Heres what you'll need:
3 cloves garlic
6 tablespoons butter
8 oz pancetta diced
2 large onions chopped
2 carrots peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped Fresh Rosemary
1 large jar of roasted whole peeled chestnuts (coarsely chopped)
1 lb of crusty gluten free baguettes chopped up into little cubes(you can often find these in the frozen section of fancy-ish grocery stores. but if you are gluten-free you probably know where to get these kinds of things. Whole foods definitely has it, as do more and more stores these days)
1 cup of chicken/turkey broth
salt and pepper
2 large eggs beaten
take 2 tablepoons of the butter and melt in a pan. fry up the pancetta until its kinda crispy.
drain all the grease out and put into a bowl
take the rest of the butter and melt into a pan. cook the onions, carrots, rosemary, and garlic together until the onions are tender.
stir in the chestnuts.
put everything in the bowl with the pancetta and stir until mixed.
add in the bread chunksand toss to coat. add the broth until its nice and moist, season with salt and pepper, and then mix in the beaten eggs.
pour into a baking pan
If you are cooking a huge meal (as we were) it is advisable to do this the day before, and refrigerate until the next day when you are ready to cook.
put some of this stuffing inside the turkey! yum yum
the rest of the stuffing cover with tinfoil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes then remove the tinfoil and bake another 15 minutes
Heres a tip: if you are cooking this stuffing as part of a larger meal, remember this takes only 45 minutes to cook, and the turkey takes like 4 hours or something. so cook this at the end!
in my larger conglomerate post about Christmas Dinner i will talk about the timing of everything!
mmmm mmmm delicious!