Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and what better way to prepare than with expert advice from Jamie Oliver, aka the Naked Chef. He was invited on the “Today” show for a special week-long holiday-cooking school series to offer tips and dishes to help you with that holiday meal. Here are the recipes:
Lesson 1: Day 1
Jamie’s Thanksgiving StuffingJamie Oliver
Makes enough for a 9- to 10-pound turkey
Finely chop the celery, shallots, sage, and pancetta and add with butter to a hot frying/sauté pan. Fry gently on medium heat until everything is lightly golden brown. Take off the heat. To prepare the fresh breadcrumbs, take a loaf of day-old bread, remove the crust and place the chunks of bread in a food processor until the bread is coarsely chopped. Add the breadcrumbs and coarsely chopped apricots and chestnuts to the celery, shallots, sage, pancetta and butter mixture. Season well to taste with salt and pepper. Mix well and chill.
When the stuffing is cold, add the pork, nutmeg, and egg. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Lesson 4: Day 4