BAY CITY, Mich. -- Are you tired of the same old holiday turkey recipe your family has been eating for generations dragging down your otherwise bomb Thanksgiving feast? Us too. Check out all these delicious ways to give your bird the beautiful makeover it deserves this year. Glazed, braised, smoked, bacon-wrapped? Yes Please.
1. ADOBO TURKEY WITH RED-CHILE GRAVY
This bird is the word. Slightly spicy, but brimming with deep, complex flavor, this recipe kicks your Thanksgiving feast up a Southwestern notch.
Get the recipe here: https://bit.ly/2AW1iFU
2. BACON-WRAPPED TURKEY
Bacon makes everything better, and this turkey is no exception. Not only does the crispy bacon "skin" look and taste amazing, it creates a barrier of salt, fat, and moisture that keeps the turkey moist and seasons it while it cooks.
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3. SPICE-RUBBED TURKEY WITH CRANBERRY BBQ SAUCE
If your family just can't get enough BBQ, try this awesome recipe out. The spice rub creates a perfect blackened crust on the turkey skin, and the cranberry sauce is the perfect combination of sweet, tart, and slightly spicy.
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4. ROASTED TURKEY BREAST WITH CHORIZO
Forego the typical whole bird this year and try roasting a whole bird instead! It's faster and incredibly moist. This recipe plays with some Spanish influence by incorporating chorizo and pimenton, a sweet Spanish paprika for an elegant spin on traditional Thanksgiving flavors.
Get the recipe here: https://bit.ly/2JPCmCO
5. STOCK-BRAISED TURKEY LEGS
Not only does this recipe step away from the traditional whole turkey, you can make it a few days to a week ahead! If you're unfamiliar with braising, give it a try! It makes for extremely tender, deeply seasoned meat. These legs make perfect pulled turkey sandwiches the next day, too!
Get the recipe here: https://bit.ly/2T0Ry4k
6. APPLEWOOD SMOKED TURKEY
A recipe for smoked turkey you can make right on your grill! Applewood chips lend a sweet, slightly fruity flavor to this bird, pair it with a sage-seasoned, sausage stuffing, and a peppery gravy. Perfect for BBQ sandwiches the day after too!
Get the recipe here: https://bit.ly/2DeN98C
Glazing a turkey adds flavor to the drippings and enhances the flavor of the bird. This molasses-based, pepper and pomegranate glaze from Bobby Flay is slightly sweet and pairs wonderfully with roasted root vegetables or a nutmeg-spiced corn casserole.
Get the recipe here: https://bit.ly/2RMsgWd
8. BUTTERFLIED TURKEY WITH YUCATAN RUB
Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard about the unbelievable effects the butterfly cooking method has on your ordinary bird. We're here to tell you the rumors are true. The cook time is faster, the meat is amazingly tender, and the skin is oh-so-crispy. This recipe calls for a brined bird, so prep time is a little long, but so worth it.
Get the recipe here: https://bit.ly/2FbFHxv
How are you planning on cooking your Holiday bird this year? If you try one of the recipes above, comment and let us know how it turned out. We love hearing from you!
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