New England is where the first Thanksgiving took place, so the recipes in that region are steeped in tradition. You’ll find a perfectly roasted turkey at the center of every table alongside cranberry sauce and a traditional pumpkin pie. But the region is not immune to having its localized specialties. Because of the East Coast’s affinity for seafood, it’s not uncommon to have oysters in your stuffing and clams in your pre-dinner dip. This Thanksgiving, cook up these 10 traditional recipes for a holiday inspired by the northeastern corner of the country.
No New England feast is complete without shellfish. This salty and super-flavorful bacon-basted, bacon-wrapped scallop recipe is the perfect thing to get your Thanksgiving going.
New England and clams go together like turkey and gravy. This delicious dip is perfect for snacking on while you watch football and wait for the turkey to come out of the oven.
A stunning roasted turkey is a must-have at any Thanksgiving table. This recipe uses New England apples and cider for a lovely autumnal flavor.
There was more than wild turkey at the first Thanksgiving; the pilgrims and Native Americans also dined on other meats, including venison. Tap into that tradition with this elegant dish.
With both fresh oysters and a touch of Asian oyster sauce, this stuffing has a rich shellfish flavor.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire is perhaps as classic as any holiday food can get. For Thanksgiving, put a twist on this traditional dish by roasting chestnuts with another classic: Brussels sprouts.
One simply must have carbs at the Thanksgiving table, and these classic rolls are a staple at New England Thanksgivings and holidays around the country.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find canned cranberry sauce at a traditional New England Thanksgiving. With some pears, raisins and dates, this fresh chutney adds the perfect splash of color to your plate.
Few things say New England quite like maple. Infusing your traditional pumpkin pie with this specialty is a great way to give a regional twist to a Thanksgiving staple.
A warm glass of spiced apple cider is the definition of comfort. This quick, easy and seasonal recipe uses the best of New England’s plentiful cider. This heartwarming beverage is just one of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes you need to make this year.
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