Beyond the Bird: Alternatives to Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving dinner is usually turkey’s time to shine, but sometimes it’s nice to get a little more creative with your main dish and break with tradition just a bit. Don’t worry, you can still serve a juicy turkey at your dinner for those holiday purists, but why not also add an alternative Thanksgiving recipe to the celebration? You and your guests may be thankful for another delicious option and a new experience to try. And who knows, it may become a new tradition. 

Whether you’re skipping the bird or just looking to shake things up a bit, here are a few turkey alternatives for Thanksgiving you’re sure to love.

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Lamb

Lamb with Hoisin Cabernet Sauce

Roasted Lamb Chops with Mint Chimichurri

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Pork 

Apple Stuffed Glazed Pork Chops

Pork Crown Roast with Cranberry Walnut Stuffing and Harvest Vegetables 

Roasted Bacon Enrobed Barbecue Pork Loin

Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder with Sweet Peppers and Leek

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Duck

Duck a l’Orange 

Whole Heavenly Duck

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Steak 

Rosemary Pepper Rib Eye

Grilled Bison Steaks 

Grass-Fed Hanger Steak with Cilantro Chimichurri

Roasted Cornish hen with roasted Yukon Gold potatoes.

Cornish Hen

Coconut Curry Cornish Game Hen

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Seafood

Soy Ginger Steamed Pompano Fish

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Vegetarian

Vegetable Balls with Sauce

Stuffed Squash Blossoms with Romesco

Turnip Potato Au Gratin 

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The Whole Enchilada — Turducken

Traditional Turducken 

Date Night Hero Turducken 

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