Fishing for new stuffing recipe - with restrictions
I'm hoping for a new stuffing recipe this year. I've been making the same stuffing for the last 6/7 maybe more years. My older son has some allergies and very distinct food preferences. Maybe this is why each time I try to deviate, I lose hope and faith and end up with the same thing as last year.
Here are the parameters:
Bread stuffing (NOT CORNBREAD)
NO NUTS of any kind, including chestnuts (allergy)
no dried fruit (and probably no fresh) - he has this hangup about savory food containing anything sweet in it.
I doubt very much he'd eat oysters.
Any ideas? If you've thrown up your hands in frustration at this point, sorry! Me too.
We've made Bon Appetit's wild mushroom and leek stuffing for ages, and it is delicious. Just pining for something new...
While I don't have a printed recipe, I love a roasted veggie stuffing. Basically dried cubes of whatever bread you have to use...I normally use French, Italian or sourdough; roasted celery, onions, carrots, butternut squash or sweet potato, mushrooms, garlic, parsnips, etc. Once the veggies are cooked, roughly chop them and add to the bread along with some seasonings (I use sage and/or poultry seasoning, thyme, cumin, s & p) some stock or broth and a couple of beaten eggs.
Pour into a sprayed baking dish (or stuff into the bird of your choice). Bake casserole at 350 F. until set
It wouldn't be stuffing here without including the minced-then-sauteed liver of the chicken or turkey being roasted. Don't tell people that's the secret ingredient, though. Sweated onion, celery, cubed bread, egg, chicken broth, apple cider, pepper, sage or summer savory, paprika. I use apple and golden raisins, which you won't want.
If there's a Great Harvest Bread Company franchise near you, they bake stuffing bread Tkgvg and Xmas weeks only. You need to reserve a loaf a week in advance of the holiday. It's their excellent whole wheat bread with the addition of sage and bits of onion and celery. All by itself, it smells like stuffing. Doesn't need much in the way of additions, and is fabulous for turkey sandwiches.