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3 Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes to Feed a Big Family

Rebelander Basilan
Nov 16, 2020
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Here are three traditional Thanksgiving recipes that your family will surely love this national holiday. Aside from being cheap, these recipes are easy to prepare.

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Thanksgiving is one of the most important occasions in every home. Being together at the table is a great opportunity to celebrate being a family.

The celebration will be complete if there are delicious foods on the table. Below are three recipes that are perfect for Thanksgiving, according to Country Living.

Family having dinner and celebrating. | Photo: Pexels

Family having dinner and celebrating. | Photo: Pexels

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GRILLED CITRUS-AND-SPICE TURKEY

Ingredients:

1 Turkey

3 tablespoon olive oil

4 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 Meyer lemon

1 c. wood chips

1 blood orange

1/4 c. M5 Spice Rub

Woman holding pan with grilled turkey. | Photo: Pexels

Woman holding pan with grilled turkey. | Photo: Pexels

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Directions:

1. Put the turkey on a baking sheet or in a roasting pan. Using paper towels, wipe off the turkey inside and out. Grate 21/2 teaspoons orange zest and 11/2 teaspoons lemon zest into a bowl. Add the spice rub and oil.

After that, stir to combine. Rub spice mixture under and over the skin of the turkey and afterward cover firmly with plastic wrap. Chill it for a day.

2. For 60 minutes, let the turkey sit at room temperature. Then pat dry, inside and out with paper towels. Brush butter on the skin and cut reserved fruit into quarters.

Place them in the cavity of the turkey. Using a string, tie the turkey's legs together, and then tuck its wings underneath.

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Cooked turkey on the table. | Photo: Pexels

Cooked turkey on the table. | Photo: Pexels

3. The next step is to prepare a charcoal grill to medium-low heat and set it up for indirect cooking. After that, soak wood chips in water to cover half an hour; drain.

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4. Put a little aluminum foil drip pan on the indirect heat side of the grill underneath where the turkey will sit. Then arrange coals on the opposite side. it should cover about one-third of the grill. After that, add enough water to the foil pan.

5. Drain wood chips and add to coals. Put grill grate on the grill and brush it clean. Set the turkey, breast side up, over the drip pan. Cover grill and partially close air vents.

Rotate the turkey every so often for even cooking for about three to four hours. If it starts to get too dark, cover the turkey loosely with aluminum foil. Transfer the turkey to a cutting board and let it rest at least 20 minutes before slicing.

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Person holding a plate with cooked turkey. | Photo: Pexels

Person holding a plate with cooked turkey. | Photo: Pexels

CAST-IRON HASSELBACK POTATOES

Ingredients:

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5 tablespoon unsalted butter

2 tablespoon fresh parsley

2 tablespoon M5 spice rub

6 medium russet

Sour cream for serving

Potatoes beside a cooking pot. | Photo: Pexels

Potatoes beside a cooking pot. | Photo: Pexels

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Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Grease a pan with butter and cut every potato crosswise into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Do not cut all the way through to the bottom.

After that, arrange the potatoes in the pan, one inch apart. Then brush with 2 1/2 tablespoons butter and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon spice rub.

2. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake it for half an hour. After that, remove foil and drizzle potatoes with the remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon spice rub. Then bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Garnish with parsley and then serve it along with the sour cream.

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Person washing the potatoes. | Photo: Pexels

SKILLET CORNBREAD WITH HONEY BUTTER

Ingredients:

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For the Honey Butter

2 tablespoon pure honey

1/2 c. unsalted butter

Kosher salt

For the Cornbread

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 c. fine cornmeal

Clear glass with honey. | Photo: Pexels

Clear glass with honey. | Photo: Pexels

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1/4 c. sugar

1 c. whole milk

6 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 c. all-purpose flour

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon baking powder

Directions:

1. Make honey butter: To make honey butter, just simply use a fork to crush and mix together honey, butter, and salt in a bowl. Then cover and refrigerate at least half an hour.

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Woman cooking in the kitchen. | Photo: Pexels

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2. Make a cornbread: Preheat oven to 425°F and grease an 8-inch square baking dish. After that, whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a bowl.

Meanwhile, whisk together butter, eggs, and milk in a second bowl. Add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and afterward mix until blended. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

3. Bake it until the top is lightly golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. For ten minutes, cool it in a pan. Then serve it warm along with honey butter.

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