Chestnut, apricot, chilli and polenta stuffing

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour

1 onion – finely chopped
½ teaspoon chilli
½ teaspoon fresh lemon thyme
100g dried apricots – chopped
500g Lincolnshire sausage meat
150g polenta
100g chestnuts – chopped
1 egg – beaten
Oil and butter

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December 2014

Grease and line a roasting tin or cake tin at least 20cm long by 15cm wide.

Place a large pan on a gentle heat and melt a little oil and butter. Add the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes until soft. Turn the heat up, add the chilli and thyme and sauté for a further 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients including the cooled onions and plenty of salt and pepper, then spoon it into your prepared baking tin. Place a few whole apricots and chestnuts on top for decoration and roast in the oven for 30–45 minutes.

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