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Whether you’re looking for something new to pack in your child’s lunchbox or a healthy snack to take to work, this recipe from Tessemae’s All Natural is a must-try. You only need 4 ingredients and a few minutes of prep work to make this wholesome and satisfying snack. Best of all, it can be made up to one day in advance.
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Making turkey stock is a great way to use the leftover turkey carcass from your Thanksgiving bird. Since Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving this year, upcycling the turkey stock as a base for matzo ball soup just makes sense. The stock can also be frozen, either in quart containers to make soup later on, or in ice cube trays so you can use small amounts of stock to enrich sauces, pastas, and risottos.
For a crowd pleasing dish at your next party make this one pot meal. But beware, your guests will be asking you to make this again and again.View Recipe
Tim Wildin is Brand Director for ShopHouse. He likes to use his Thanksgiving leftovers to create a Thai alternative to the turkey sandwich: “My dad (American) would always make fun of my mom (Thai) and I because he'd say we would make Thai food from leftovers of the most American meal of the year. We'd shred the leftover turkey, mince it really finely, and make 'laab' (a Thai minced meat salad, for lack of a better term) with it. Much better than a turkey sandwich!”
With the help of some vegetarian staples, these turkey burgers are as meaty and fulfilling as the real thing.
When the food magazines come out the month before Thanksgiving, all you see on the covers are the huge, golden brown, perfect-looking turkeys. I have trouble believing that they taste as good as they look. Turkeys have a variety of different muscles that require different cooking methods to be served at their peak. As a chef, I prefer to break down my turkey and serve each part at the height of its flavor rather than carry a whole bird to the table. So I’ve broken it down for you here.The drumsticks are smoked and then roasted for maximum tenderness and flavor. The thighs and wing flats are braised with a white mirepoix until they are so tender and juicy they practically melt in your mouth. Finally, the breasts are injected with a flavorful marinade made with mayonnaise. I love this technique because the mayonnaise doesn’t liquefy and run out of the meat; it stays in there throughout the marinating period and oven time, so you end up with moist, juicy, perfectly seasoned white meat. This is one turkey dinner that is much more than the sum of its parts.HOME: Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends courtesy Little, Brown and Company Copyright © 2015 by Bryan VoltaggioView Recipe
This turkey made its way into chef Craig Deihl’s recipe collection by way of a staff meal at his Charleston restaurant Cypress. He explains that while many people don’t do it on Thanksgiving, the brine is the single most important part of getting a perfectly moist turkey, and adds, "The brine makes the difference between a good turkey and a great one." After trying his recipe, we believe him.
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For a healthier option, replace the beef with turkey for a delicious meatloaf. View Recipe
Turkey stock is a great way to add a little oomph to your pan gravy. It's a flavorful base that's a snap to make and adds complex flavor to many other dishes as well. Once you try it, you'll never go back to using just water again.
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Turkey tenderloin is a great recipe to make during busy weeknights because you can just throw it in the oven and let it cook. It’s best to marinate the tenderloin beforehand to impart flavor — this recipe calls for soy sauce and mustard. View Recipe
Taco seasoning and a splash of beer create a flavorful base for these nachos. Feel free to mix up the ingredients—substitute black beans for the pintos or use halved cherry tomatoes and fresh jalapeños in the pico.
Kahlua Turkey is really all about the gravy that you get from it. You take equal parts of apricot jam and kahlua, and mix them together in the food processor, then baste your turkey with it. I usually do 1/2 cup of apricot jam and 1/2 cup of kahlua. Roast your turkey as usual. I will say, you do not get a crispy skin on your turkey with this recipe, and i know that's what some people are after. You want the drippings from the pan. Drain them into a separtor to get the fat off(use that to make the gravy, and add more if necessary). I use equal parts of fat and flour to make my gravy, along with chicken stock I've either made ahead of time, or just low sodium canned. Whichever works best for you. I usually make 6-8 cups of gravy.View Recipe