Herb sausage stuffing balls with lemon and orange recipe

  • Serves 8 balls, plus stuffing for the turkey
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 287 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Melt the butter in a pan, add the leek and a splash of water and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Set aside and allow to cool. 

Roughly chop the lemon into pea-sized chunks. Leave the skin on, but discard any large pieces of pith. You'll need about 2 tablespoons-worth. Repeat with the orange. 

In a bowl, combine the leek, citrus pieces, sausage meat, breadcrumbs and thyme. Divide the mixture in half and set aside one half for stuffing the neck of the bird. Lightly wet your hands and roll the remaining stuffing into 8 balls, each about the size of a golf ball. Wrap a piece of pancetta around each one.  

Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C, and bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 1tbsp butter
  • 1 leek, finely chopped
  • ½ lemon
  • ½ orange
  • 425g (14oz) sausage meat
  • 75g (3oz) fresh breadcrumbs
  • handful thyme leaves, chopped
  • 8 slices pancetta
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  • Energy 1202kj 287kcal 14%
  • Fat 14.9g 21%
  • Saturates 7.3g 36%
  • Sugars 0.6g 1%
  • Salt 0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 0.6g Protein 37.6g Fibre 0.2g


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