Date Added: 2 Nov 2009
Listed in: Stuffing Recipes

Cajun Corn Bread Stuffing Ingredients

Buttermilk Corn Bread
6 tbl Butter, (3/4 stick)
1 lb Andouille or other spicy fully cooked, (such as hot links), smoked sausage, diced
3 cup Chopped red bell pepper
3 cup Chopped green onions, (about 2 bunches)
1 cup Chopped shallots, (about 8)
1 cup Chopped celery
2 tbl Chopped garlic
2 tbl Chopped fresh thyme or 2 tsp dried
2 tsp Dried rubbed sage
1 tsp Ground allspice
3/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp Minced bay leaves, (about 8 small)
4 lrg Eggs, beaten to blend
1 1/2 cup Canned low-salt chicken broth,

Cajun Corn Bread Stuffing Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Arrange corn bread on large baking sheet. Bake until slightly dry and toasted, about 20 minutes. Transfer to very large bowl; cool.
Melt butter in heavy large Dutch oven over high heat. Add sausage, pepper, green onions, shallots, celery, garlic, thyme, sage, allspice, cayenne and bay leaves and saute until vegetables are just tender and mixture is very moist, about 15 minutes. Stir vegetable mixture into corn bread. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) Mix eggs into stuffing.

To bake stuffing in turkey:
Add 1/2 up chicken broth to stuffing and mix thoroughly. Fill main turkey cavity with stuffing. Mix enough chicken broth into remaining stuffing to moisten (about 1/2 to 3/4 cup chicken broth, depending on amount of remaining stuffing). Spoon remaining stuffing into buttered baking dish. Cover tightly with buttered aluminum foil. Bake stuffing in dish alongside turkey until heated through, about 30 minutes.Uncover stuffing and bake until top begins to brown, about 15 minutes.

To bake all stuffing in pan:
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter 13x9x2-inch baking dish. Mix 1 1/2 cups chicken broth into stuffing. Transfer stuffing to prepared baking dish. Cover tightly with buttered aluminum foil. Bake until stuffing is firm and heated through, about 45 minutes. Uncover stuffing and bake until just beginning to brown to top, about 15 minutes.
Makes 10 servings.

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