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Roast Turkey with Sausage and Chesnut Stuffing

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Ingredients Needed For Roast Turkey with Sausage and Chesnut Stuffing
* 1 large Turkey for roasting (abt 8 - 10 lbs)
* 1 1/2 cup roughly chopped chesnuts
* 1 1/2 lbs sausages (kielbasa, etc)
* 1 lbs Sausage meat (removed from casing)
* 4 oz butter (stick)
* 2 large eggs, beaten
* 4 x slices of white bread, broken to pieces
* 3 each shallots, peeled and chopped
* 1/4 cup chopped parsley
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh thyme
* 1 large bay leaf
* 1/2 cup cognac
* salt and pepper
* 2 cup shelled whole chesnuts

Directions To Prepare Roast Turkey with Sausage and Chesnut Stuffing
Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C).<BR>
Cut the Turkey giblets in small pieces.<BR>
In a large bowl, mix together the following: chopped chesnuts, Sausage meat, eggs, chopped shallots, bread, chopped <BR>
parsley and thyme, crushed bay leaf, chopped giblets, and cognac.<BR>
Season with salt and pepper, then mix very well.<BR>
Stuff the Turkey with the sausage-chesnut stuffing, then secure the ends by tying it with a string.<BR>
Using a third of the butter, rub the Turkey all over with butter. <BR>
Season with salt and pepper.<BR>
Place the Turkey in a greased baking dish, then roast in the oven for 2 - 2 1/2 hours, until it is cooked. <BR>
You can check by using a meat thermometer - the internal meat temperature must reach at least 160 F (71 C).<BR>
After roasting, turn off the heat and leave in the oven for about 20 minutes more before serving.<BR>
Slightly cook the chesnuts with some butter and some Turkey drippings in a small pan.<BR>
In a separate pan, fry the sausages in butter for 5 - 7 minutes.<BR>
To serve, place the roast Turkey in the center of the serving dish, then surround the Turkey with the whole chesnuts<BR>
and fried sausages.<BR>
Serve the drippings on the side.

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