Remembering the history behind the holiday reminds us that, despite its current traditions, there is more to celebrating than just eating turkey. Especially if you aren't a turkey eater.
So what is there to eat this holiday season when you are without the acquired taste for turkey? Plenty!
We've picked out our favorite alternative Thanksgiving dishes that both turkey lovers and turkey haters will enjoy. Cooking for a vegetarian? We've got you covered. Prefer red meat? We've got that too.
Read on for five great Thanksgiving dishes without the turkey.
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Seared Tofu with Gingered Vegetables
Catering to some vegetarians or vegans this holiday? Simply cook up this seared tofu dish. Paired with gingered veggies, this recipe is a hearty and seasonal swap that is sure to please both veggie and meat eaters alike.
Grilled Balsamic and Garlic Flank Steak
Some people just prefer their red meat. Marinated flank steak is a great meat to add to any holiday table, so why not cook some up as a turkey alternative this Thanksgiving?
Fish Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Tomatoes
This delectable fish recipe incorporates many savory flavors while still allowing the delicate flavor of fish to shine through. With the lemon and tomatoes presenting a nice acidic twist, this is perfect as a lighter holiday alternative.
Cranberry Honey-Glazed Chicken
Incorporating the holiday flavors of cranberry and sweet honey, this chicken will fit into any Thanksgiving spread. Cook some up for those who prefer chicken to the traditional turkey. The smaller poultry is also great for a more intimate Thanksgiving gathering when a whole turkey is just too much.
Oven Roasted Turducken
And then, there is the infamous Turducken. Yes, this recipe does have turkey in it, a whole turkey stuffed with chicken and duck, in fact, but you can't name alternative Thanksgiving dishes without bringing it up. If anyone out there has ever tried this, PLEASE tell us about it!
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