Surf n Turf Dressing

November 25, 2010

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Surf n Turf Dressing

Surf n Turf Dressing

This was my first Thanksgiving dinner. As in, the first Thanksgiving dinner that I cooked but surprisingly everything went very well. Perhaps beginners luck? I had a potluck with friends on Monday before we all headed home to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families so I will be posting a stream of the dishes we had that day so check back for Thanksgiving favorites!

Course 1: Stuffing.  When Thanksgiving rolls around, the number one thing that every family makes is turkey. It’s the star of the show. But I prefer the side actors like traditional green bean casserole and dressing.

What’s the difference between stuffing and dressing?
Stuffing is put inside the turkey and then baked. Dressing is baked separately in a casserole dish. In fear of food safety issues, I decided to make dressing instead of stuffing. Sometimes when the turkey is fully cooked on the inside, the stuffing on the inside can still be raw with the juices from the turkey.

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I named this dressing surf n turf because of the incorporation of sausage, turkey giblets and oysters. Why oysters? Traditional New England style stuffing is made with oysters. And because I love oysters.

A Taste of Koko’s Thanksgiving 2010
Surf n Turf Stuffing
Classic Green Bean Casserole
Pumpkin cheesecake


Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.


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