Cranberry Walnut Turkey Dressing
Cranberry Walnut Turkey Dressing
If you’ve read some of our Thanksgiving recipes you know that turkey is not a favorite unless we brine and smoke it on our Memphis Elite Wood Fire Grill/ Smoker. However, we love interesting side dishes. Stuffing is Patti’s favorite. We got a cranberry-walnut bread from Belen Artisan Bakers at the Murrieta Farmer’s Market. A definite “ah-ha” moment!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour at 350
Grill: Memphis Elite Wood Fire Pellet Grill/Smoker
Pellets: Natures Way Maple
Ingredients: Cranberry Walnut Turkey Dressing
1 26oz. loaf cranberry walnut bread, cut into small cubes
1 cup butter, melted
2 14oz. cans low sodium chicken broth
8 stalks celery with tops, chopped
2 sweet onions, chopped
1 teaspoon Country Bob’s Seasoning Salt
2 Tablespoons Poultry Seasoning
Directions: Cranberry Walnut Turkey Dressing
Sauté the onion and celery in butter, add broth and seasonings. Put bread cubes in a large bowl. Lightly mix in remaining ingredients until bread is coated.
Then spoon into greased 3qt. casserole dish or Dutch oven.
Cooking Directions: Memphis Wood Fire Pellet Grill/Smoker
Open the lid and set the ITC (Intelligent Temperature Control) to “350” degrees (174c). After about five minutes you can shut the lid. Give it a few minutes to heat up.
Place your Dutch oven directly onto the grill for 1 hour and your good to go. Perfect.
Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees, anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.
Cooking In the Oven:
We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Memphis Wood Fire Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time.
It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The Memphis Wood Fire Pellet Grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels.
About our Recipes
We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Memphis Elite Wood Fire Pellet Grill/Smoker, Royall, Traeger, Char Griller side box smoker, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pellet heads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.
The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.
Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste.
Take it and run with it….
Live your Passion,
Ken & Patti
Al Malekovic makes a fine all purpose sauce. Patti uses it for seasoning all kinds of things, but I like it on burgers and steaks. “Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce”
Check it out his web site or email him. If you email him, tell him that you saw it here and we used it all up and to send us more...
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