Thanksgiving Meal Ideas
Thanksgiving Meal Ideas
Meal Ideas Continued...
Alternate Cooking Methods
This next set of Thanksgiving ideas is all about cooking the
There is more than one way to do almost everything. This includes
preparing the Thanksgiving turkey.
We all know just how good a slow
roasted turkey from the oven tastes and smells.
But if you’re
looking for something a little different this year, here are some other
choices for your Thanksgiving meal.
Be sure to adjust your
meal planning ideas to accommodate the way you plan to cook your turkey.
Thanksgiving Meal Ideas - Barbequed
Grilling isn’t just for summer time. We put everything else
on the grill so why not a turkey?
Grilling a turkey gives it
a unique flavor and texture much like chicken parts grilled to
perfection for a family outing.
The difference is that here we are
grilling an entire turkey at once.
Instead of putting the turkey on the
grill slats, place it in a baking pan over the flames.
This way the
turkey can be basted and seasoned during the grilling process. As your
turkey is close to being done, add your favorite BBQ sauce to it for an
Meal Ideas - Fried
Although I love the smell of a turkey baking in the oven, the taste of
a deep fried turkey is wonderful.
Many people think there is not a pan big enough to fry an entire turkey
and up until several years ago, they were right.
long ago we started to see turkey fryers everywhere.
Using peanut oil
in a large frying pot, once the oil reaches a certain temperature, a
clean and dry turkey is slowly lowered into it.
The turkey can be
seasoned beforehand or injected with a marinade to seal in flavor. It
takes at least an hour to cook a turkey thoroughly.
Depending on your
marinade on the outside, the skin will be crispy and dark, but don’t
worry. That crunchy and tasty skin hides the most tender, perfectly
cooked meat underneath.
Deep frying a turkey requires attention and care. Be sure to
understand and read all directions for proper heat, amount of oil,
Your meal planning ideas for this type of turkey will
require a spot outdoors.
Meal Ideas - Smoked
If you want a turkey fresh off the coals, try a smoker to cook your
turkey this year.
smoked meat and smoked turkey is absolutely
delicious. The bird is cleaned and seasoned.
It can then be
injected with a marinade if you want.
Once the coals have burned hot
and come to a temperature that is not so hot it will burn the outside
skin, place the turkey on the smoker.
It will take several hours for
this turkey to cook, but placing a pan of water on the smoker will help
hold in moisture and create a juicy yet well smoked turkey for everyone
Review your grocery list and adjust your meal
planning ideas to compliment a smoked turkey taste
Meal Ideas - Turducken
What the heck is a turducken? It sounds like something that rises out
of the graveyard on Halloween night.
Actually it is a combination of
various de-boned fowl: turkey, duck, and chicken. They are all put
together and layered with stuffing to create this newest addition to
the Thanksgiving table.
The turducken looks like a turkey on the
outside, but all you have to do is cut into it to see that it is
anything but. Those who have tried them, say that turduckens taste
of which method you select to prepare your turkey, you and
your guests will be pleased with the results.
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Try these soups to compliment your turkey dinner. Save
some of the left overs and make the soups the next day. It's a great
way to get in your turkey scraps over a hot bowl of soup.
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healthier and still enjoy some holiday treats.
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