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10 Things New Englanders Always Have on Their Thanksgiving Table Recipes

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10 Things New Englanders Always Have on Their Thanksgiving Table

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10 Things New Englanders Always Have on Their Thanksgiving Table

New England is where the first Thanksgiving took place, so the recipes in that region are steeped in traditions. You’ll find a perfectly roasted turkey at the center of every table, alongside a stunning homemade 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, you’ll find oceanic twists to many of the dishes. It’s not uncommon to have oysters in your stuffing and clams in your pre-dinner dip.

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

No New England feast is complete without shellfish. This salty and majorly flavorful bacon-basted, bacon-wrapped scallop recipe is the perfect thing to get your Thanksgiving going.

Click here for the Bacon-Basted Bacon-Wrapped Scallops recipe.

Blue Crab Little Gem Niçoise Salad

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Blue Crab Little Gem Niçoise Salad

A crab salad is a classic yet elegant dish to serve your guests while the turkey is still roasting. It uses local crabs for the ultimate delicious appetizer.

For the Blue Crab Little Gem Niçoise Salad recipe, click here.

Clam Dip

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Clam Dip

New England and clams go together like turkey and gravy, so no Thanksgiving would be complete without them. This delicious dip is perfect for snacking on while you watch the big football game on TV.

For Mom’s Clam Dip recipe, click here.

Ginger-Pear Cranberry Sauce

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Ginger-Pear Cranberry Sauce

You won’t find (much) canned cranberry sauce at a traditional New England Thanskgiving. With some pears and the zest of ginger, this fresh chutney is easy and healthy.

Click here for the Ginger-Pear Cranberry Sauce recipe.

Golden Cider-Roasted Turkey

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Golden Cider-Roasted Turkey

A stunning, large roasted turkey is a must-have at any Thanksgiving table, but it’s particularly important in New England. This recipe uses the region’s freshly-picked crisp apples along with cider for a lovely autumnal flavor.

Click here for the Golden Cider-Roasted Turkey recipe.

Hickory Bacon-Wrapped Venison Filet

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Hickory Bacon-Wrapped Venison Filet

There was more than wild turkey at the first Thanksgiving. The pilgrims and Native Americans also dined on other meats, including venison. Tap in to that tradition with this elegant dish.

For the Hickory Bacon-Wrapped Venison Filet recipe, click here.

Maple Pumpkin Pie

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Maple Pumpkin Pie

You may be surprised to learn that pumpkin pie (and other squashes) were served at the first Thanksgiving! Sure, it may have looked quite different from this photogenic maple pumpkin pie, but the flavors of this dessert just scream New England.

Click here for the Maple Pumpkin Pie recipe.

Mulled Apple Cider

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Mulled Apple Cider

Nothing is more comforting than a warm glass of spiced apple cider. This quick, easy, and seasonal recipe uses the best of New England’s plentiful cider.

For the Slow Cooker Mulled Apple Cider recipe, click here.

Oyster Stuffing

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Oyster Stuffing

With a bit of an Asian flair and fresh oysters, this stuffing is a delicious, regional twist on a Thanksgiving staple.

For the Oyster Stuffing recipe, click here.

Parker House Rolls

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Parker House Rolls

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.

Click here for the Parker House Rolls recipe.

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