3/4 cup pine nuts
1 recipe Jalapeno Cornbread, day old (SEE RECIPE BELOW)
1 pound cured chorizo sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 small onions, coarsely chopped
6 ribs celery, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup homemade chicken or turkey stock, or low sodium canned chicken or turkey stock
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 bunch cilantro leaves, washed well, dried, and roughly chopped
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread pine nuts in one layer on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and fragrant, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a shallow bowl, and set aside. Cut cornbread into 3/4-inch cubes, and spread evenly on a baking sheet. Bake, shaking pan periodically, until golden brown on edges, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, and set aside.
In a food processor, pulse sausage until coarsely chopped; do not overprocess. Set aside.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes.
Add celery and garlic, and cook until celery is soft, about 5 minutes more.
Add sausage and pine nuts, and cook for 1 minute more. Add stock, and cook until absorbed, about 2 minutes.
Pour sausage mixture over cornbread, and mix well. Add butter and cilantro, and mix to combine. Let cool completely before stuffing turkey.
Makes 1 eight-inch square
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup buttermilk
2 medium jalapenos, diced, with seeds
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup sugar
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Lightly butter an 8-inch square pan. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
In another bowl, whisk together buttermilk, jalapenos, egg, sugar, and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Add to dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.