This weeks Shine radio recipe is from Becky Taee a Ditcham nutritionist.
Part 2 in the series of Modifying your cooking for a healthier Christmas menu.
This weeks it’s stuffing balls.
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Healthy Stuffing Balls (BBC Good Food)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion , finely chopped
2 sticks celery , stringed and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
15g dried apricots , roughly chopped
75g peeled chestnuts
100g wholemeal bread , crusts removed and roughly torn (about 6 slices)
large bunch parsley , chopped
large pinch dried sage
1 Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
2 Gently heat the oil in a shallow saucepan then add the onion, celery and garlic. Keep everything sizzling on a medium heat for 15 mins until soft.
3 Tip into a food processor with the rest of the ingredients, except the egg, plus a small pinch of salt, if you like.
4 Pulse until everything is chopped, then add the egg and pulse until combined.
5 Use wet hands to roll the mixture into walnut-sized balls, then place on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment.