Are you tired of the same old turkey on Thanksgiving dinner? There are multiple alternative & creative ways to cook your main course, and we thought we would share some of our favorites. Happy Thanksgiving!
1. Turkey in a Bag
Cooking your turkey in an oven bag helps keep in moisture. You can even use the extra juice in the bag to make gravy. Full Recipe
Total Time: 3 hrs, 20 min
Ingredients: Whole turkey, celery, onions, salt & pepper, flour.
2. Braised Turkey
This style of turkey is a little different than the traditional stuffing filled centerpiece. However braising your turkey can be a tasty change! Full Recipe
Total Time: 4 hrs, 55 min
Ingredients: Whole turkey, unsalted butter, fresh herbs, carrots, celery, onions, chicken stock. (Gravy) Butter, flour, cloves, white wine, fresh herbs.
3. Smoked Turkey
Add some delicious, smokey flavors to your turkey using wood chips and flavorful brine. Full Recipe
Total Time: 24 hrs to marinate, 3 hr cook time
Ingredients: Whole turkey, apple juice, brown sugar, salt, oranges, water, ginger, cloves, bay leaves, garlic, apple wood.
4. Grilled Turkey
Your turkey will come out tender and juicy by cooking it on the grill! Full Recipe
Total Time: 3 hrs, 45 min
Ingredients: Whole turkey, vegetable oil, Italian seasonings, salt & pepper.
5. Butterfly Roasted Turkey
This method of roasting the Turkey speeds up the cooking time and keeps the meat tender while also making the skin nice and crispy! Full Recipe
Total Time: 2 hrs
Ingredients: Whole turkey, carrots, celery, thyme, vegetable oil, onions, turkey/chicken broth, butter, flour, salt & pepper.
6. Deep Fried Turkey
Everything tastes better deep fried and turkey is no exception! This method of cooking is a little tricky, but if you are up for the challenge the result is tasty! Full Recipe
Total Time: 9 hr marinate, 45 min cook time
Ingredients: Whole turkey, water, salt, brown sugar, ice, peanut oil.
7. Stewed Turkey
If you are someone who doesn’t like the natural dryness of turkey, you will love this recipe. Completely nontraditional, this stew will be a family favorite. Full Recipe
Total Time: 2 hrs, 30 min
Ingredients: Turkey parts, salt, onions, fresh herbs, red wine vinegar, butter, sugar, peppercorns, cloves.