This Thanksgiving…Minimize the Need for Artificial Preservatives & Unhealthy ingredients
Thanksgiving is celebrated in gratitude for the abundance of feast throughout the year. There are plenty of healthy updates on classic dishes, some Thanksgiving recipes are showcased with high-impact organic flavors from fresh herbs and spices, as well as organic fruits and vegetables. These ingredients minimize the need for artificial preservatives and less healthy ingredients like cream, butter and salt. Some of the dishes are healthy upgrades of the classics, while other dishes follow the traditional fare with a slight twist, like the one we’re sharing today!
Incorporating organic foods in the dishes served during the holiday season is a healthy step toward eating the right kind of foods and most of these foods are unprocessed and have little to no additives.
An Example of a Perfect Organic Recipe for Thanksgiving: Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing
Crisping the prosciutto and toasting the nuts provides a powerful punch of different flavors within the stuffing without the fat. You can also use packaged chopped hazelnuts, which are mostly organically grown and sold in the market. This dish makes up to twelve servings; each with 2/3 cup servings.
When preparing the dish, you can prepare the following ingredients, most of them are organic:
- 3 t. of extra virgin olive oil
- 4 oz. of thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into small ribbons
- 2 c. of chopped onions
- 2 c. of diced fennel bulb
- 1/4 c. of minced shallots
- 2 t. of minced fresh sage
- 2 t. of minced fresh thyme
- 1 t. of minced fresh rosemary
- 8 c. of multi-grain stale baguette, cut into half inch cubes
- 2 ripe Bosc pears, chopped
- 1/3 c. of chopped parsley
- 1/3 c. of toasted hazelnuts
- A 14 oz. can of sodium-reduced chicken broth
- 1/4 t. of salt
- A pinch of freshly ground pepper to taste
To prepare: preheat the oven to 350 degrees and coat the 9×13-inch baking dish with a cooking spray. On the other side, heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over a medium heat. Then, cook the prosciutto and stir it for five minutes or until it becomes crispy. Drain it on a paper towel afterwards. After using the pan, wipe the oil out and heat the remaining two teaspoons of oil over medium to high heat. Sauté onion, shallot and fennel until it become softened and brown-then, add thyme, sage and rosemary. Transfer the cooked ingredients in a large bowl and add bread, pears, hazelnuts, parsley and the prosciutto. Include the chicken broth and stir. Season it with pepper and salt. Finally, stuff the ingredients into the prepared baking dish and cover it with foil. Bake it for around 40 minutes, and then remove the foil and reheat it until the top surface starts to crisp, around 30 minutes more.
This dish can be a perfect choice when planning for an organic dish to be served during the holiday season.
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