This Spanish-styled stuffing is this year’s break from traditional stuffing (think sage and bread crumbs). The smoky flavors of Spanish paprika, chorizo and cornbread were a marvelous punctuation to the components in our traditional Thanksgiving plate (think turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce).
Corn bread can be made and toasted up to 48 hours in advance. Stuffing mixture may be prepared up to 1 day ahead; add broth and egg just before baking.
Chorizo sausage varies considerably according to the butcher’s recipe. I purchased mine from Bob Sparrow in Kerrytown. He uses smoked paprika in his recipe, so I found 1 tablespoon of additional smoked paprika was all that was needed for the stuffing. Additionally, the heat in his chorizo was perfect to satisfy the heat component, so I did not add additional pepper of any sort.
Today I began cooking for a holiday party I’m hosting the day after tomorrow. One item I want on the menu is an old-fashioned spice cake, and while thumbing through cookbooks in search of a recipe, I was imagining rich layers of flavor that would be more redolent of spice than cloyingly sweet. No such … Full recipe post »
…at least it does for me. There were no hangdog looks from me when my kids announced they were having Thanksgiving at their partner’s parent’s home; I’ve reinvented my Thanksgiving tradition to fall the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving. With grown kids in relationships (which mean new families with their own holiday traditions), celebrating the Sunday … Full recipe post »
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The past 30 years have witnessed a raucous race from my professional to
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