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Thanksgiving Recipes: Turkey


Orange and Honey Glazed Turkey Breast

Ingredients:

  • Turkey breast (any size)
  • Salt, Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup squeezed fresh orange juice (3-4 oranges)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil

Directions

  • Preheat the Oven to 375 degrees
  • Place the turkey breasts into a roasting pan (I keep my turkey elevated by setting on a roasting rack in the pan) and then drizzle with some olive oil.
  • Season the turkey breast with freshly ground pepper and kosher salt (to taste) the rosemary and paprika. Spread with hands if necessary to cover the breast

Orange/Honey Sauce:

    • ADD 3/4 cup honey, 1 teaspoon orange zest, 1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice, 1 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon mustard and some salt and pepper to a small saucepan.
    • BRING to a boil and whisk to combine the ingredients. TURN down the heat after 5 minutes and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
    • POUR the orange-honey glaze into a bowl and let it cool off.
  • Baste the Turkey Breast with the Glaze and insert into the pre-heated Oven
  • Cook the Turkey Breast until done – glazing every 15 minutes or so.
  • When the turkey has reached the correct internal temperature – remove from oven and pour remaining Glaze over the breast.

Slice and serve (NOTE: the outside of the Turkey breast will be dark brown but the inside will be moist and juicy)


Sweet Potato CasseroleThanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3-4 whole mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

For the filling:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and butter a 2-quart baking dish.
  • Whisk together the butter, mashed sweet potatoes, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, salt and the eggs in a large bowl.
  • Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

For the topping:

  • Combine the flour, brown sugar, butter and salt in a medium bowl until moist and the mixture clumps together.
  • Stir in the pecans and spread over the top of the sweet potatoes in an even layer.
  • Bake until mostly set in the center and golden on top, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Roasted Brussels SproutsThanksgiving Recipes: Brussel Sprouts

Special Note! Brussel Sprouts are Emily Nadolski’s favorite side dish food- she never understood why anyone didn’t like them! Her cousin grows her own brussel sprouts and every year brings them to their family Thanksgiving.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8  slices bacon
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • Freshly ground black pepper

 Directions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it generously.
  • Trim the bottom end of the Brussels sprouts, leaving the core intact, and pull off the outer dark leaves. Halve through the core.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts and cook, uncovered, until tender, about 6 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse under cold running water. (This can be done a day ahead.)
  • Meanwhile, put the oil and bacon in a very large skillet or stew pot, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crispy.
  • Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high, add the Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring occasionally, until they brown and the edges get crisp, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the vinegar, salt, pepper, and bacon. Serve warm.

Green Bean CasseroleThanksgiving Recipes: Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients

For the topping:

  • 2 crispy French onions

For beans and sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, rinsed, trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces mushrooms, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half-and-half

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
  • Bring a gallon of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil in an 8-quart saucepan.
  • Add the beans and blanch for 5 minutes.
  • Drain in a colander and immediately plunge the beans into a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Add the mushrooms, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms begin to give up some of their liquid, approximately 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and nutmeg and continue to cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the mixture and stir to combine.
  • Cook for 1 minute. Add the broth and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Decrease the heat to medium-low and add the half-and-half. Cook until the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally, approximately 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in 1/4 of the onions and all of the green beans.
  • Top with the remaining onions.
  • Place into the oven and bake until bubbly, approximately 15 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.

Softest Best Rolls EVERThanksgiving Recipes- Soft Yeast Rolls

 Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for brushing
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Place milk in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and sugar and let cool.
  • Dissolve yeast in warm water and let sit until foamy.
  • Combine milk mixture, eggs, yeast, salt, and 1/2 of the flour in a mixer with the dough attachment and mix until smooth.
  • Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and stir until a smooth ball forms.
  • Remove from the bowl and knead by hand on a floured surface for about 5 minutes.
  • Place in greased bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 60 to 70 minutes.
  • On a floured surface, punch down the dough and shape into desired shapes.
  • Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Cover again and let rise until doubled, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven 350 degrees F.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter before serving.

Creamy Butter Mashed PotatoesThanksgiving Recipes-Creamy Buttered Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds Yukon gold or russet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 sticks softened butter, plus more for baking
  • 1 1/2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Milk, if needed, for thinning

 Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Peel the potatoes and rinse them in cold water. Chop the potatoes in fourths. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes, and then return them to the pan.
  • With the burner on low heat, mash the potatoes with a potato masher; the more steam that’s released while you mash, the better. Mash for about 5 minutes. Turn off the burner.
  • Add the butter, cream cheese, half-and-half, and seasonings. Stir to combine, and if the mixture needs thinning, add milk. Check the seasonings, adding salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Pour the mashed potatoes into a large casserole pan. Dot the surface with butter.
  • Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and continue baking for 10 more minutes. Serve immediately.

Cranberry SauceThanksgiving Recipes - Cranberry Sauce

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 strip orange or lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 12-ounce bag of fresh or frozen cranberries

 Directions

  • Empty a 12-ounce bag of fresh or frozen cranberries into a saucepan and transfer 1/2 cup to a small bowl.
  • Add 1 cup sugar, 1 strip orange or lemon zest and 2 tablespoons water to the pan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Increase the heat to medium and cook until the cranberries burst, about 12 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and stir in the reserved cranberries.
  • Add sugar, salt and pepper to taste and cool to room temperature before serving.
By |2018-11-19T12:45:31+00:00November 19th, 2018|

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