Christmas Turkey With Tutti Frutti Almond Stuffing Recipe



Christmas Turkey With Tutti Frutti Almonds Stuffing Recipes

Ingredients :

5 kg deep basted turkey, thawed if frozen, giblet bag removed

175 g fresh white or brown breadcrumbs

40 g seedless raisins

25 g cooking dates, chopped

25 g prunes, weight after stoning, washed, soaked overnight, chopped

50 g dried apricots, washed, soaked overnight, chopped

30 g blanched almonds, skinned, lightly toasted, chopped

1 tsp salt

1 grade 2 egg, beaten

2 tbsp medium sherry

Method :
  1. Wash turkey inside and out under cold, running water.
  2. Wipe dry with kitchen paper.
  3. Set oven to moderate 350F, Gas 4.
  4. For stuffing, tips crumbs into a bowl.
  5. Add fruit, almonds and salt.
  6. Bind with egg and sherry.
  7. Pack into neck end of turkey.
  8. Stand on rack in large roasting tin and brush with melted fat.
  9. Roast 3-3.5 hours or until juices run clear when thickest part of the thigh is punctured with a fine skewer.
  10. If breast is darkening too much, cover with foil for the last 1/2 to 3/4 hour of roasting.
  11. Uncover and leave turkey to stand 10-15 minutes before carving as this gives flesh a chance to firm up and stops the breast meat from crumbling.

If using same stuffing for a chicken, halve all the amounts.

Serves 12 - 14


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