As the festive season approaches, it's time to start planning the perfect Christmas menu. In Aussie households, the classic turkey takes center stage as the hero of the holiday feast. Its succulent meat and golden exterior have become synonymous with festive celebrations, making it a beloved tradition in many homes.
The turkey, with its crispy skin and juicy meat, is a culinary canvas awaiting creative enhancements. To add an extra layer of indulgence to your Christmas turkey, consider a culinary twist that will take your holiday feast to the next level.
Before you embark on the marination process, introduce a touch of luxury by applying truffle butter under the skin of your turkey. This simple yet elegant step will infuse the distinctive, earthy aroma of truffles, elevating its flavor profile and delighting the taste buds of your festive guests.
Now, for a side dish that complements this elevated turkey experience, allow us to introduce our Truffle Stuffing Balls. These delectable nibbles are designed to be served alongside your turkey, adding a burst of rich and aromatic flavors to every bite.
Alternatively, if you're a stuffing enthusiast, follow the recipe to prepare the mix and, instead of baking separately, go ahead and stuff your turkey with this exquisite truffle-infused stuffing.
1 small onion or 2 shallots finely chopped
1 finely chopped garlic clove
1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter
100g - finely minced pork or turkey (for a vegie option just replace with more mushrooms)
100g finely chopped mushrooms
100ml white wine (optional)
100g fresh breadcrumbs
1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 beaten egg
80g truffle sauce
salt and pepper
Start by sautéing onions in a mix of oil and butter until they become soft and golden. Add minced garlic and continue sautéing for an additional 2 minutes. Introduce mushrooms to the mix and cook for about 5 minutes until they reach a tender consistency. Pour in wine and let the mixture simmer for 3 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool for 10 minutes.
Combine this flavorful mixture with the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Shape the mixture into balls and place them evenly on a baking tray. Bake at 180ºC for approximately 20 minutes or until the truffle stuffing balls develop a golden and crispy exterior.
Once baked to perfection, let them cool slightly before serving. These delightful truffle stuffing balls make for a delicious and elegant addition to your festive table, perfect as a side dish or paired with your holiday turkey. Enjoy!