Turkey is on the table every Thanksgiving, but this year you can switch things up without forgoing the dish everyone expects. Whether you’re switching up your cooking style or trying a whole new recipe, here are some great ideas to help you out in the kitchen.
Switch up your cooking style
For starters, forget all about the oven or roaster this year and experiment with a whole different way of cooking that bird centerpiece. Experiment may be a strong word choice though here, because all of these methods are tried and true, and will leave you with a juicy, delicious turkey dish.
Try different rubs or stuffings
Another way to mix things up this Thanksgiving is to try out different spices or rubs to give your turkey an added punch. Citrus-rubbed turkeys, especially when paired with rosemary, can be a delight to your guests’ palate, while cajun rubs are great if you love some spice.
Be inspired by different cultures
Thanksgiving is one of the most American of all holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be inspired by your heritage or other cultures when you’re in the kitchen.
No matter which non-traditional way you decide to cook your turkey, or which recipe you go with, you’ll still be sure to have plenty of tasty leftovers.
Elizabeth SanFilippo is a freelance writer, who enjoys trying new foods from all over the world. But her favorite city for culinary treats will always be Chicago. When not writing about food, she’s writing about a variety of topics for numerous websites and blogs, and working part-time at a culinary vacation company based in the Windy City. Some of her work can be found at Examiner.com.