For Thanksgiving this year I decided to try my hand at my mother-in-law’s delicious dressing recipe. With her at my side, we followed the family recipe to a T and created the BEST TURKEY DRESSING EVER! Read on because we’re posting this amazing recipe just for YOU!
My in-laws hail from Newfoundland, affectionately referred to as The Rock. Newfoundlanders are known for many things but top on my list is their incredible hospitality. Something amazing happens whenever Newfoundlanders gather with friends and family: they eat, drink, and always make merry!
It’s no surprise then that my mother-in-law (Nanny to family, Trilby to everyone else) has perfected a number of crowd-pleasing recipes. I especially love this family recipe for a traditional Newfoundland dressing. It can be prepared for chicken or turkey, but I especially enjoy it when it’s served sprinkled onto fries next to a piece of fried cod topped with gravy! Delicious!
Nanny’s dressing is easy to make and the flavours are both distinctive and delicious.
I’ve posted photos of us making it for Canadian Thanksgiving. Click the arrows on our photo slider to see the recipe as we prepared it.
For this application we filled a dressing bag and then inserted it into our turkey, but you can also fill a shallow casserole dish, cover with tinfoil, and bake it for 30 minutes in a 350˚F oven to get the same results.
The ingredients you’ll need are readily available, with the exception of DRIED SAVOURY, which is essential and can be purchased in Newfoundland (ha! ha!) or, in the spice section at your local grocers. Please don’t be shy when you add it to your mix. One final word of advice – Nanny says “Don’t taste it. Give it a feel!” She says the end product should feel light and crumbly and not stick together. There’s your advice from our ultimate pro!
A round of applause to Nanny and her family recipe for the BEST TURKEY DRESSING EVER and a huge thank you to our beloved Newfoundlanders who remind us to always eat, drink and make merry!
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