4 Unconventional Ways to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey


The history of the Thanksgiving turkey is a bit of a mystery, but historians think this bountiful bird was chosen for pragmatic reasons. Unlike chicken, one turkey was large enough to feed a table full of hard-working, hungry folk, and unlike cows, the bird didn’t serve any other useful purpose. Now, 153 years after Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday, turkey is the main course of choice for 88% of Americans! And like the majority of America, we will never turn down a juicy, slow-roasted turkey leg on Thanksgiving. It’s tradition! But sometimes we wonder if turkey has the potential to be a little more… well, exciting. So, we did some digging, and it turns out there are TONS of unique and exciting ways to cook this fabulous fowl, and some of them are even easier than the conventional cook method. We’ve included four of our favorites that you can try this Thursday, and who knows? Maybe it will become your new tradition!

1. Smoked Turkey

To get the recipe for the beautiful bird, visit Chowhound.

2. BBQ Turkey

To get the recipe for this grilled grub, visit Simple Recipes.

3. Stuffed Turkey Breast

To get the recipe for this flavorful fowl, visit Cooks Country.

4. Spatchcocked Turkey with Anise and Orange

To get the recipe for this curious cuisine, visit Bone Appétit.

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