Top Rated Thanksgiving Recipes

Gilt Club Oregon Thanksgiving Special
Gilt Club's Jamie Dunn draws inspiration from the bar's home in Portland, Oregon to update the classic Thanksgiving Special cocktail. Calling for all local ingredients, like Ransom Old Tom gin and Imbue Dry Vermouth, the result is very floral and aromatic. —Maryse Chevriere
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cheese twins
Make this awesome Thanksgiving leftover-inspired sandwich with Cabot Clothbound Cheddar, curry mayo, and leftover roast turkey and stuffing. To take this meal to the next level, pair this fancy grilled cheese with a lightly oaked Chardonnay like this 2014 vintage from Meiomi Coastal California Wines.Pro tip: Firmly pressing down on the grilled cheese while it cooks will help to uniformly brown the bread, melt the cheese, and, more importantly, help to meld all those delicious flavors together. This recipe comes courtesy of the “hunks” of the cheese world, The Cheese Twins. You may have seen brothers Michael and Charlie on this years’ “The Great Food Truck Race” or on their newly premiered Food Network show, “The Big Cheese.”
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Thanksgiving Turkey
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 Voltaggio
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Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Tacos
If you have loads of leftover turkey and you’re not sure what to do with it, you can use turkey in your next taco recipe. Make a cranberry and tomatillo chutney (using your leftover cranberry sauce, of course) and you’ll have a hearty and delicious post-Thanksgiving lunch option.
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Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy
There’s no such thing as Thanksgiving without gravy. Instead of using flour to thicken my gravy, I use tapioca starch. It’s a softer thickener that doesn’t solidify, so I never run the risk of gravy that tastes like pudding. I like a judicious amount of cream in my sauce; I think it makes everything taste that much better. This gravy is smooth and delicious, especially if you take the time to make your own stock. Even better, it’s easy to whip together, which is good because it’s the last thing I make before I sit down at the table.HOME: Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends courtesy Little, Brown and Company Copyright © 2015 by Bryan Voltaggio.
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So what does a true Thanksgiving in a cup entail? Pumpkin, egg, heavy cream — and plenty of Appleton rum. 
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The Fruit-Infused Thanksgiving Salad is a favorite among the chef’s at Tossed. This simple, yet flavorful salad adds a refreshingly healthy bite to any Thanksgiving celebration. Even better, Tossed customers can create this salad in the restaurants as well. 
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Thanks to chef Isaac Stewart of Atlanta's CinéBistro, fries have a place on the Thanksgiving table now, too. These holiday-themed taters are seasoned with cinnamon and candied pecans and then doused in a rich marshmallow cream. 
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A Wild Turkey conconction that will keep everyone happy this Thanksgiving. 
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Stuffing
I like this classic stuffing recipe because you'll most likely have most of these ingredients in your pantry already. You can use fresh or dried spices although fresh is always preferred.
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Grilled Nectarines
While you might have to put some effort into finding some of the ingredients (duck fat and duck confit), this Thanksgiving stuffing couldn’t be easier to prepare. Plus, the extra effort will pay off dividends in extra flavor.
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No one can argue with the flavor combination of turkey, stuffing, and cranberry, but we assure you that our recipe for this sandwich is unlike any other, taking each and every step into careful consideration.
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