Here’s a wonderful recipe from Chef Dean Fearing of The Mansion at Turtle Creek in Dallas, TX. Enjoy it as the nights start to get colder.



Smoked Vegetable Dressing Ingredients:

2 Onions (cut into medium dice)

2 Celery Stalks (cut into medium dice)

2 Carrots (cut into medium dice)

1 Red Bell Pepper (seeds and membrane removed, cut into medium dice)

1 tbls. Olive Oil

1 tbls. Sage (chopped)

2 tspn. Thyme (chopped)

3 cups Cornbread Crumbs

2 cups White Bread (cut into medium dice)

3-4 cups Rich Chicken Stock

TT Salt



1. Place onions, celery, carrots, and red bell pepper into a smoker. Cold smoke for 15-20 minutes. Remove.

2. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.

3. Add smoked vegetables and sauté for 4 minutes or until onions are very transparent. Add sage and thyme. Sauté for 1 minute. Add cornbread and white bread.

4. Stir to combine. Slowly add chicken stock, stirring constantly until dressing has enough moisture to resemble a standard dressing. Season with salt and keep warm.