I honestly did not want to like The Chew when it premiered back in September. The name sounded silly, and I really didn’t need yet one more show to watch.
But watch I did. And I got hooked. The hosts – Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Daphne Oz, and Clinton Kelly – seem to be having fun sharing some really good recipe ideas that seem simple enough to make. While sometimes they’ll have a celebrity guest or two, it’s all about the food.
Right now, there are nearly 100 Thanksgiving recipes that you can find online at The Chew’s Thanksgiving Headquarters. All their shows for the past week and a half have focused on Thanksgiving, so it’s nice to see all the recipes in one spot. Two that stood out to me are Daphne Oz’s Chestnut Soup and Clinton Kelly’s Sourdough Stuffing with Apples. I’ve never cooked with chestnuts (and we have a tree in our backyard) so I find this soup intriguing. The stuffing… well, I’m always looking for a good stuffing recipe!
Sourdough Stuffing with Apples
- 3/4 pound Sourdough Bread (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
- 1 pound Sweet Italian Sausage (casings removed)
- 1 Large Onion (chopped)
- 1 stalk Celery (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons Butter
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Sage (chopped)
- 1/4 cup Flat-leaf Parsley
- 1 1/4 cups Chicken Stock
- 2 large Eggs
- 3 cups Granny Smith Apples (cut into 1/2 inch cubes)
- 1/2 cup Golden Raisins
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Cube bread, and toast on baking sheet until golden, about 15 minutes. Once toasted, transfer to bowl.
3. In a saute pan over medium-high heat, heat a tablespoon of olive oil, and saute sausage until cooked through, about 10 minutes, breaking into small pieces. Once cooked through, transfer sausage, retaining the fat in the skillet, to the bowl with the bread.
4. Saute the onion and celery in the pan with the sausage drippings until soft and transluscent, about 10 minutes, then add to the sausage and bread mixture.
5. Add butter to same skillet, until tender, about 5 minutes, add herbs, apple and raisins and cook an additional minute. Return the sausage, celery, onion, and bread to skillet and mix. Add the eggs to the stock and mix into stuffing. Season with salt and pepper, toss, then transfer contents to a baking dish and bake at 350 until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
Doesn’t that sound good? And super easy?
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