It’s that time of year in America: we are just days away from way more food than we normally eat, though they are dishes that we sometimes only eat once a year. In previous articles we’ve spoken about the history of Thanksgiving and also gave some suggestions for new dishes to try. New dishes piqued the interest of several of our readers so we’re adding to that previous article by giving you some links to some new treats you and yours might enjoy on Thursday.
Deep Fried Sriracha Turkey
Some families have a non-negotiable ritual with the turkey that starts days before Thanksgiving itself. Often marinades, rubs, paper bags, syringes, and all sorts of exotic tools are used to bring out that particular flavor that ties deep into childhood memories. But for other families, experimentation is the tradition. They are trying to find a preparation and flavor that really resonates with them. And while banking remains far and away the most popular way to cook a turkey in America, deep frying continues to grow in popularity, in part due to how quickly the turkey can cook.
Something else that has been growing in popularity is the condiment sriracha. Once a cult classic for those devoted to Asian food, the sauce has gone mainstream and has even appeared on fast food menus. Deep frying + sriracha + turkey is exactly what one home cook had in mind when she put together a tested recipe that features a bird infused with the sauce as well as a gravy to match. Don’t worry: the standard recipe is family-friendly and has the spice reasonably tamed.
Savory Baked Apples with Sausage Stuffing
What goes better with your turkey than stuffing? But why not find a new container for it instead of just scooping it to put on your dish? There’s almost always plenty of leftover stuffing, so with just a little bit of extra work, you can hollow out some apples, fill them with stuffing, and bake them. Both ingredients will add to each other and you’ll have a new trick up to your sleeve. Step by step instructions are here.
Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding
There are Thanksgiving devotees of pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and bread pudding. So why not put those ingredients into one vehicle? This recipe takes one hour from start to finish, and serves 8. It also includes instructions for a bourbon sauce to drizzle over your portions.
What are your favorite thanksgiving dishes and traditions? Share them with us in the comments below to receive 25% off your next shave service at any of our clubs, including our newest one in Bentonville, Arkansas.