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How to make Portuguese turkey stuffing.
Portuguese Turkey Stuffing Recipe
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How to make Portuguese turkey stuffing.

Portuguese Turkey Stuffing Recipe

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2 cups of water2 cups of milk1 and 1/2 pounds of cornmeal bread3 Portuguese rolls (about 6 ounces total)1 large Portuguese chourico (sausage)1 large onion, finely chopped1 tablespoon of sweet paprika1/2 cup of vegetable oil1 cup of parsley, chopped1 cup of black and green olives, pitted and cut into small pieces1⁄2 tablespoon of tomato paste1 teaspoon of hot sauceWhite pepper, (to taste)3 egg yolksSalt (to taste)

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  1. Bring the water and milk to a boil in a pot.
  2. Remove crusts from cornmeal bread and cut the bread into small pieces, the rolls as well.
  3. Reduce heat from boiling to simmer and add the rolls and cornmeal bread, mix well, remove from the heat and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
  4. Mash the bread with your hands, or process it in a food processor.
  5. Put the chouriço sausage in a saucepan, cover with water, bring to a boil and boil for about 3 to 4 minutes, skin the chouriço, grind it in a meat grinder or food processor and mix it with the bread mixture.
  6. Saute the onions with the paprika in 4 tablespoons of hot oil until soft, add the parsley, olives, tomato paste, hot sauce and white pepper to taste.
  7. Combine onion mixture with the bread mixture and mix well, then add the egg yolks, season with salt, mix well and saute in the remaining 4 tablespoons of hot oil.
  8. Let the stuffing cool and stuff the turkey.
  9. Bake the remaining stuffing in a covered casserole dish at 180C or 350F for about 30 minutes, this can be done in oven with the turkey, during the last half-hour of cooking the turkey.
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