Let’s face it... there’s little more delicious on the Christmas dinner plate than a really good stuffing! Who doesn’t like to cook far too much and eat it in sandwiches on boxing day? The herby, stodgy crispy edged goodness is always a delight to pick at between festive chocolates and mince pies!
If you will be feeding others this year, we‘ve found a brilliant vegan friendly recipe that vegetarians will love too!
For the Vegans & Vegetarians!
1 tbsp oil
1 small onion, diced
1 small red onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
300 g mushrooms
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried sage
180 g cooked and peeled chestnuts, e.g. tinned or vacuum-packed
100 g wholemeal bread (~ 2 inch thick slice of a large loaf)
Small bunch fresh parsley
For the Meat Eaters!
1 onion, very finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
100g fresh white breadcrumbs
1kg sausage meat
1 large apple, peeled, cored & finely chopped
Large handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
Small handful fresh sage, finely chopped
1 egg, beaten (optional, it makes for a less crumbly stuffing, so add to your own preference)
Salt & pepper
Mix in the sausage meat, apple, parsley, sage and some salt and pepper to season.
Alternatively, you can cook both these recipes by rolling a spoonful into balls and baking on a baking sheet sprayed lightly with oil. Cook for 20 minutes and then check every five until cooked through. Cooking this way will give much more crispy surface area.