Saturday, 31 December 2011

Chai tea loaf, pancetta, pear & leek stuffing


Chai tea loaf, 1 pear, 1/4 leek, 100g pancetta, 1 egg, butter.
For Christmas lunch this year, I thought I would sex up the turkey stuffing to mirror the spices I put in the brine bath. My Chai tea loaf is magnificently spicy but decadently sweet so I added savoury notes with the leek and pancetta and juiciness with the pear. Once it soaks up the turkey juices it is truly magnificent.

1) Crumble the tea loaf into rough breadcrumbs and set aside.

2) Peel and dice the pear and sautee in a little butter until soft.

3) Finely dice the leek and add it to the pear along with the pancetta.

4) Stir through the tea loaf crumbs and add a whisked egg. Pack it tightly into the turkey cavity and roast along with the bird.

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