Thanksgiving is a fantastic holiday. It’s a family gathering, a time of peace and relaxation, when you eat a delicious Thanksgiving meal prepared with care and love. It’s a long-lasting tradition to cook a turkey for dinner – a turkey that will be remembered for half a year, while the next half is in anticipation for another mouthwatering turkey. There are several ways to cook a turkey, and almost all of them can be a guaranteed way to cook an unforgettable meal, and here are a few of them.
Three ingredient fast cooking turkey
Many ingredients don’t necessarily equate to wonderful taste. In this recipe that is exactly the case. It’s a rather simple way to cook the turkey, and it practically guarantees an excellent meal.
The first step is to spatchcock (or butterflying) the bird – which means removing all the backbone and then cracking the breastbone so that the bird lies flat open. Because of this, the turkey cooks much more evenly, and the time it takes is about an hour and a half. In the end you get a delicious crispy skin all over.
The final two ingredients are fresh sage and oranges, which are paired with freshly ground black pepper and salt. When mixed together, they become dry brine that gives off an exquisite fragrance, and the remaining oranges are placed below the turkey in the roast, so that the meat is lifted off the surface, which helps it to keep its moisture while infused with orange flavor from every side.
Harvest pumpkin soup
Soup is always an excellent addition to a thanksgiving meal, especially if it’s made from the seasonal ingredients. The pumpkin is the prime ingredient in this recipe, accompanied by melted butter, potatoes, and onions.
After melting butter in a large pot on medium heat, add potato and onion, and stir until the onion is slightly transparent. Add chicken broth, bring to boil, then cover it and reduce the heat, and cook it for about 12 minutes.
Stir the pumpkin in an immersion blender in a purée mixture. Stir in ½ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg. Bring the mixture to boil, then cover it, reduce the heat, and cook it for about 10 minutes. After that, stir in the cream and heat it thoroughly, and in the end serve it hot.
Apple crumb pie
A nice dessert after a wonderful meal is the best. A Thanksgiving pie is one the best parts of Thanksgiving, and is an excellent way to cap off an already amazing meal.
Preheat the oven to 400F. Make sure to arrange apple slices in an unbaked pie shell, and then mix ½ cup of sugar and cinnamon that are later sprinkled all over the apples. Take 6 tablespoons of butter, then add 1/3 cup of sugar with flour, then cut in butter until it’s crumbly. Add the mixture over the apples.
In the end, bake in the preheated oven until the apples are soft and the top is lightly browned. 40 minute of baking should be enough.