In many places, the terms “dressing” and “stuffing” are interchangeable.
For the purist, stuffing is technically defined as being cooked inside of a protein. Dressing, however is cooked alongside the featured protein, usually in a separate pan.
No matter what you call it, this versatile and cost-effective side dish offers a blank canvas for innovation that can be extended well beyond the holiday season.
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Beyond the Holidays
Free Recipe: Apple Honey Almond Dressing
4 cups Sysco Imperial Red Delicious Apples, ½” dice
1 cup Sysco Classic Almond Slices, toasted
1 cup Sysco Natural Matchstick Carrots, julienned
½ cup onion, sliced thin
¾ cup Sysco Natural Celery Branches, bias cut
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
1 tablespoon Sysco Imperial McCormick Pepper Supreme
1 cup Sysco Classic Organic Honey
10 cup Sysco Classic Seasoned Croutons, ½” cut
1 pint Sysco Imperial Chicken Soup Base
4 ounces butter
Sysco Classic Kosher Salt to taste
- In a heavy skillet, saute carrots, celery, onions, garlic and tarragon until softened. Add apples, honey and half the chicken stock.
- Fold in croutons. Adjust moisture with remaining stock.
- Add toasted almonds and season with pepper. Adjust with salt if needed.
- Place in pan, cover and let cool.
Be sure to check out all of our Fresh Ideas this Holiday Season on Chef Marcus' blog!