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Leek and Celery Stuffing for Turkey

Serve with Curtis's Turkey with Orange-Thyme Butter


  • 1 large brown onion, small dice

  • 6 leeks (whites only), small dice

  • 4 stalks celery, small dice

  • 1 small dried chili, seeded and halved

  • 1 small sprig rosemary

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped fine

  • 1 ½ baguettes, torn into 2cm chunks

  • 1/2 cup white wine

  • 1cup chicken stock

  • 150g butter, diced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped thyme

  • 1 tablespoon flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • 1 egg, beaten


  • 1.

    Heat a large sauté pan over medium high heat for 1 minute.

  • 2.

    Sweat onions in olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

  • 3.

    Add leeks, celery, chili, and rosemary and cook for 4 minutes, stirring often.

  • 4.

    Add garlic and half the thyme continue cooking until vegetables start to get a light golden color, about 5 minutes.

  • 5.

    While it is cooking, tear the bread into 2cm chunks and place in a large mixing bowl.

  • 6.

    Pour vegetables from pan over the top of the bread and put the pan back on the heat.

  • 7.

    Pour white wine into the frying pan to deglaze.

  • 8.

    Add butter, half of the thyme, chicken stock, and let reduce by half and then allow to cool for a bit.

  • 9.

    Slowly start drizzling in the liquid mixture over the bread mixture and mix thoroughly, adding just enough liquid to moisten the bread.

  • 10.

    Add egg and combine, once mixture is nice and moist, season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • 11.

    Transfer stuffing to an oven safe dish and bake covered at 180C for 20 minutes.

  • 12.

    Remove cover from dish, and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown on top.

  • 13.

    Let stand at room temp for 5 minutes and serve.

  • 14.

    Carve the turkey and serve it with the stuffing.

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Posted by Stephanie166Report
I'm not much of a cook but decided to try this for Thanksgiving, it was delicious and everyone loved it! I also left out the chilli.
Posted by Hot ChilliReport
Made this for Christmas day. Left out the chilli and only used 1 clove of garlic. Everyone loved it.
Posted by CherylReport
Made this Christmas day 2009 with chicken not turkey, but cooked stuffing in the chicken as did not have the size issues Same again for 2010, absoulutely delicious.