Mushroom & Chestnut Stuffing
1 heaping cup cooked chestnuts
2/3 cup Simple Mills Artisan Bread Mix
7 leaves + 1 tsp fresh sage, chopped
2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 tbsp avocado oil
1 1/2 cup chopped white onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
350g mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup grated Fuji or Gala apple
3-4 tbsp tamari
1/2 tsp pepper
ADD chestnuts, Simple Mills Artisan Bread Mix, 7 leaves of sage, 1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary and 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme to a food processor. Mix until you obtain a sand-like texture. Set aside.
HEAT avocado oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until the onion is starting to caramelize (about 5 minutes).
ADD chopped mushrooms and grated apple. Increase the heat to medium high and cook until the mushrooms are brown and caramelized around the edges (about 7 minutes).
ADD 3 tablespoons of tamari and mix until combined.
TRANSFER the herb-chestnut-Artisan Bread mixture to the pan. Add pepper and the remainder of the fresh herbs (1 teaspoon of sage, 1 teaspoon of rosemary, 1 teaspoon of thyme). Mix to combine.
TASTE and add more tamari for more saltiness or more fresh herbs for a stronger flavor.
ENJOY warm alone or along with your favorite holiday dishes.
*Feel free to use your favorite mushrooms or those you have on hand. We used a mix of shiitake, oyster and cremini mushrooms.
**No apple on hand? Swap it out with a pear.