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Turkey Stuffed With Mushroom & Onions

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There is just about a week to go for 'Thanksgiving' and if you are an expert cook, then you have already started planning the menu. We know that everyone loves the traditional mom's homemade stuffed turkey, but then you have the same every year. Why not try a different roast turkey recipe this year?

Guess what, we have just the right stuffed turkey recipe for you. It has stuffing of mushrooms and onions. You need to cook the mushroom stuffing in butter garlic sauce and then cook the turkey in the normal way. The stuffed turkey can be roasted on a bed of baby onions or shallots. The flavour of onions seeps into the turkey meat and mushroom stuffing gives it an oriental taste.

 

Serves: 8

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Cooking Time: 2 hours

Ingredients For Stuffing

  • Butter- 50 grams
  • Pepper- 1tbsp
  • Mushrooms- 400 grams (cut into halves)
  • Baby onions- 6 (cut into halves)
  • Garlic pods- 8 (crushed)
  • Soy sauce- 1tbsp
  • Salt- as per taste

Ingredients For Stuffed Turkey

  • Whole Turkey- 3 kgs (skinned and guts cleaned out)
  • Olive oil- 2tbsp
  • Rosemary oil- 1tbsp
  • Sage- 1tsp
  • Pepper- 1tbsp
  • Oregano- 1tbsp
  • Celery or coriander leaves- 2 sprigs (chopped)
  • Baby onions- 15 (peeled)
  • Salt- as per taste

Procedure

1. Rub salt and all the spices (sage, pepper and oregano) both on the inside and outside of the turkey.

2. Douse it with olive oil and rosemary oil. Keep it marinated for an hour (or more if possible).

3. Meanwhile melt butter in a deep bottomed pan. Season it with pepper.

4. Then add the onions into the pan and saute for 2-3 minutes on a high flame.

5. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Do not over cook because the stuffing will be roasted along with the turkey.

 

6. Sprinkle crushed garlic into the pan and stir to mix well.

7. A couple of minutes later add soy sauce. Mix well and add 1 cup of warm water.

8. Lower the flame and cook for another 5 minutes.

9. Pour this mushrooms and onions along with the sauce into the turkey's stomach. Sew it up with a big needle.

10. Make a bed of onions on the greased (with butter) baking dish. Douse it with olive oil and rosemary oil.

11. Place the stuffed turkey on the onions and place it in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees.

12. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes at 60 percent power. Keep changing sides at short intervals to ensure even cooking.

Serve the mushroom stuffed turkey for Thanksgiving and earn laurels for your creativity!

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Story first published: Friday, November 16, 2012, 18:35 [IST]
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