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Christmas Turkey Recipe with Pork Sausage Stuffing | Justine Drake

A Traditional Christmas Turkey Recipe with Pork Sausage Stuffing by Justin Drake to bring some Christmas cheer to your dinner table.

Christmas Turkey Recipe with Pork Sausage Stuffing | Justine Drake

Serving: 8 | Prep: 30 min | Cooking: 180 min

For the Stuffing
Butter 1/4 cup
Fennel 1 bulb chopped
Onion 1 0 chopped
Garlic 2 cloves chopped
Pork Sausages 250 g
Breadcrumbs 1 cup
Dried Cranberries 1/2 cup
Pistachio Nuts 200 g
Fennel Seeds 1 tablespoon
Bay Leaves 2 few chopped
Rosemary 1 sprigs chopped
Thyme 2 sprigs chopped
Salt & Pepper
For the Gravy
Chicken Stock 1 1/2 cups
Cornflour 1 tablespoon
For Roasting
Butter 1/2 cup
Onion 2 sliced
Bay Leaves 2
Rosemary 2
Thyme 2

For the Stuffing
1 . Heat up some butter in a frying pan
2 . Sauté the onion, fennel and garlic
3 . Mix the remaining stuffing ingredients, remove the sausage from the casing
4 . Season with salt & pepper
5 . Season the turkey cavity and stuff with 2/3rds of the stuffing
6 . Use the remaining stuffing under the neck flap.
7 . Truss the turkey, brush with the butter and season well

For Roasting
1 . Place the sliced onions on the base of the roasting tray
2 . Place the trussed turkey on top of the onions
3 . Scatter in the herbs
4 . Pour in a little water to prevent the onions from catching
5 . Cover with foil
6 . Then into the oven and 1 hour before its ready remove the foil to brown

For the Gravy
1 . Remove the turkey and rest for 30 minutes
2 . Heat the roasting tray on the stove over a medium heat
3 . Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer, de-glazing the pan
4 . Strain through a sieve and spoon the excess oil
5 . Return to the pan on a medium heat and stir in the cornflour

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