Gourmet Girl Cooks: Herbed Grain Free Stuffing…”Voila!”
Another winner courtesy of GourmetGirlCooks: who does not love a “bread” stuffing!!
Herbed Grain Free Stuffing…”Voila!”
Today I continued to work on my “Operation Grain Free Stuffing” recipe. 🙂 The grain free bread cubes I made a few days ago were good, but the bread was still a little too dense for my liking to use for stuffing. I revisited my recipe again this morning to see how I could lighten it up just a bit. The recipe I made for the lightly herbed “Grain Free Stuffing Bread Cubes” makes about 7 cups of oven dried bread cubes which is the equivalent to approximately 1 bag of commercial stuffing mix which typically contain about 6 cups. You will need to measure the bread cubes AFTER drying them out because I measured them both before and after oven drying. Before drying they made 10 cups of fresh bread cubes; after oven drying they measured a tad over 7 cups (the dried measurement is the one you need to use). I made an Herbed Grain Free Stuffing recipe that I posted below, but you could easily just use the Grain Free Stuffing Bread Cube recipe to make your favorite stuffing recipe. Stuffing (or dressing) is such a personal kind of dish — people have all kinds of preferences as to what they like to put in their stuffing…or more what they don’t like in it. My Grain Free Stuffing Bread Cubes recipe below is a great substitute for the more traditional wheat bread stuffing that many of us are accustomed to. The recipe for my grain free bread cubes is posted below my Herbed Grain Free Stuffing recipe, so if you are using them in your own stuffing recipe, just scroll past mine directly to the recipe for the “stuffing bread cubes”.
For dinner tonight, I am making Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken. I’m roasting a 7-lb chicken in my dutch oven. I placed a couple of celery stalks along with their leaves and a couple of carrots in the bottom of my dutch oven to place the chicken on. I squeezed the juice of 1 fresh lemon over the top of my chicken and placed the cut lemon halves into the chicken’s cavity along with 1/2 of an onion, a sprig of fresh rosemary, a handful of fresh sage leaves and a few sprigs of fresh thyme to help flavor the bird from the inside out. In a small bowl, I mixed a few tablespoons of olive oil, and a tablespoon each of fresh rosemary, thyme and sage along with some salt and pepper and brushed it over the chicken, covered it and popped it into a 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes — and then uncovered it and reduced the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and roasted it for another 1-1/2 hours until it was done. The smell in my kitchen this afternoon from the fresh lemon herb chicken roasting for a couple of hours along with the Herbed Grain Free Stuffing was amazing! In tonight’s stuffing test I did not add the sausage or mushrooms because I wanted to get a clear feel of the texture of the fresh herb flavored stuffing itself. I’ve snapped a few photos below for you to see as well as 2 recipes (one for the Grain Free Stuffing Bread Cubes to use in your own recipe and the other for my Herbed Grain Free Stuffing). Enjoy!