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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-21-2019

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4 AT HOME NOVEMBER 21-27, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE LIVING EDITION Spice up Thanksgiving stuffing with Portuguese chourico GLOCESTER – "This Portuguese Thanksgiving stuffing is a way to bring my heritage into a totally American holiday," said Patrick Perry while sitting at his desk in his Allstate Doura Agency office on Main Street in Chepachet. Patrick calls the little com- munity he works in very friendly and he likens the office to Floyd's Barber Shop from Mayberry RFD. "We (he and his boss Joe Doura) spend a lot of time here (at work), and we try to make it a comfortable place to do business, or just stop in to say hello," he shared. Patrick grew up in Newport, with about 500 relatives between the three islands, he said. "I was known as Manny's son, like I didn't have a name," he said with a twinkle. After beginning a career in the military, reaching the highest level of ROTC, he soon discovered that he really didn't want to advance and have to take orders. That's when he went into business instead. Customer service is his specialty after working in a vending business for years and later going to a graphic design school for kitchen design. "I like problem solving, not retail," Patrick said. Today, as a licensed sales professional for Allstate, he enjoys working with customers hands-on. "There's so much automa- tion today but some people still need more hands-on," Patrick said. And you can tell he really enjoys making that personal connection. Patrick's grandmother, Mary Agnes, on his mom's The Recipe Box RHONDA HANSON PATRICK PERRY, of Coventry, shares his Thanksgiving tips and a recipe for Portuguese Chourico Stuffing. Portuguese Thanksgiving Chourico Stuffing Ingredients: 1 bunch celery 1 large red onion, chopped 1 stick butter 1 lb. ground chourico 6-7 cups turkey or chicken stock (if using bouillon cubes watch the added salt) 36-oz. bread cubes, lightly seasoned such as herb or plain 1 tbsp. Bell's Seasoning 1/2 tbsp. black pepper 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika Directions: Over low heat, saute chopped celery and onion with the butter. Halfway through add the chourico and finish reducing down, about 10-15 minutes while stirring. Add the stock and bring to a boil (do not add all at once, reserve a cup or two aside and depending on the type of bread used, you may need to add this for desired consistency). Turn off the heat and add in bread cubes, stirring until everything is mixed well and broth is absorbed. Place in a baking pan, top with a little butter and lightly toast under broiler before serving. Note: Chourico is made from the same good meats as linguica, but chou- rico (pronounced shoor-reese) has a heartier spiced flavor. The main dif- ference is chourico is a hot sausage and linguica is mild. 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