Everything you need to know to make the perfect stuffing for your Christmas lunch

Step 1

Mix all your ingredients together in a bowl. You'll need 500g pork sausagemeat; 45g fresh white breadcrumbs; 140g chopped, ready-cooked and peeled chestnuts; 20g finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley; 1 finely chopped onion; the zest of ½ lemon; ¼ tsp ground cloves; and medium egg, beaten.

Mix the stuffing ingredients

 

Step 2

Stuff the turkey neck with a third of the mixture.

Stuff the body cavity

 

Step 3

Fill the body cavity with another third of the stuffing.

Stuff the neck

 

Step 4

Shape the remaining mix into balls. Add them to the roasting tray with the turkey and cook.

Roll stuffing into balls