12/20/2014 03:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Christmas Turkey With a Greek Flavor

katarina stai

This is a recipe for a different kind of stuffing for turkey that is rich in flavor and fragrance.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
pinch of cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon sugar
600 grams of pumpkin cubes
200 grams of crumbled feta cheese
2 cups seasoned croutons (ready or create our own)
leaves 1/2 bunch chopped fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins

Saute the chopped onions in olive oil for 2-3 minutes and relish with some cayenne pepper (to taste), ½ teaspoon sugar, salt and pepper. Add the diced pumpkin (that is first grilled in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown). Mix well and remove from heat. Add the crumbled feta cheese, 2 cups seasoned croutons and thyme (fresh or dry). Season with salt and pepper to taste correct, if necessary. Add 1 cup chopped walnuts and 1/2 cup golden raisins and mix well.

Instead of thyme, we can use mint or basil as a herb equally matched with feta and pumpkin. To make our own flavored croutons, cut the left over bread into small cubes. Pour a little olive oil in a pan, heat and pour in the bread. Sprinkle with a little salt, pepper and the herb of your choice or a little garlic paste and let them cook until browned. Let them dry .

The ingredients of this recipe are for filling a turkey 4-5 kilograms.

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