Tick tock goes the clock, Thanksgiving’s almost here. Still wondering how you’re going to prepare the bird? Not sure if you even want to serve turkey? Stress no more. We’ve rounded up 13 mouthwatering ways to prepare the main course.
You’re gonna need pears for this recipe from Adventures in Cooking. The pear glaze is subtly sweet and complements the meat as well as the stuffing.
Turkey’s not for everyone. If you’re on Team Too Dry, then check out this alternative, which is a surefire hit in many Latin American and Caribbean homes. When Mama Gomez prepares pernil asado, she uses orange juice (along with herbs and spices) to get the skin nice and crispy without letting the meat get dry. So we were especially impressed with this recipe featured on Saveur. Nailed it!
If you’re looking for a straightforward, old-school roasted turkey recipe, then look no further than the Pioneer Woman’s. This lady knows what’s up.
Is duck more your game? Then check out this recipe for crispy caraway roast duck from No Recipes.
No Thanksgiving turkey (and more) roundup is complete without Martha Stewart. This spiced rubbed roast turkey definitely got our attention.
Orange juice works for pernil, so why not for turkey? Which leads us to this recipe from Inspired Taste.
Those having a smaller gathering and willing to get a little adventurous should check out this recipe from Cavegirl Cuisine for cranberry-glazed quail.
This recipe featured on Saveur turned our heads and got our stomachs growling with that beet stuffing alone. Holy mother of noms.
Check out the crispy edges on this honey baked ham featured on Chew Out Loud.
Food & Wine calls this recipe submitted by Paula Wolfert “the most forgiving and delicious duck recipe you’ll ever find.” Wolfert “slow-cook[s the] duck with aromatics until it’s as tasty and tender as confit, then broil[s] it until the skin is shatter-crisp.” Ms. Wolfert, please call us.
What’s Gaby Cooking breaks down the entire process of making the bird, from prep and seasoning to roasting — perfect for someone who is preparing turkey for the first time.
If Thanksgiving is a two-person affair and you still want to make some turkey, then check out this recipe from Webicurean.
Cookin’ Canuck had us at herbed butter and roasted shallots.