Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Thanksgiving Day…the only Holiday that has as its focus and main activity food. Some celebrate this day in a restaurant, others travel long distances to be with family and friends and some of us, because of gluten intolerance, will always be the host family for this day of gastronomic delight.
Over the years we have shared many recipes on cooking THE TURKEY. This year our online cooking class “Thank Goodness for Thanksgiving Help” gives you a complete Thanksgiving Menu and Game Plan. When purchasing make sure the turkey is gluten free-most natural turkeys will fall into that category. This month we are featuring Chef Jessica’s: Show Stopping Thanksgiving Turkeys. For those of you have that have brined your turkey and will never cook your turkey any other way look at these recipes. Honey Brined Turkey Stuffed w/Lemons & Thyme or Plum-Glazed Roast Turkey. If Fried Turkey is your family favorite you will love this recipe: Deep Fried Turkey. And for the traditionalist we have: Roast Turkey with Bacon and Orange Butter or Roast Turkey with Prosciutto Hazelnut Butter. At the bottom are links to “how –to videos” for those curious folks wanting to know how to “brine” or ‘fry a turkey” .
That was the easy part now onto the rest of the dinner.
Probably the two dishes that are the most challenging to duplicate gluten free are the dressing and the pies. Chef Jessica has over 24 gluten free stuffing/dressing recipes ranging from easy to difficult. This month the 5 Star Stuffings include Apricot Wild Rice Stuffing , Cornbread, Bacon, Spinach & Cashew Stuffing, Herbed Bread Stuffing, Pear & Pine Nut Stuffing, Sausage, and Pecan & Raisin Stuffing.
In Perfect Pies Chef Jessica starts us off with a Basic Pie Crust and you can find recipes for Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie with Gingersnap Crust, or Maple Sugar Pumpkin Pie with Rum Cream in our recipe pages of over 4,000 recipes.
Epicurious “How to Brine a Turkey”
Alton Brown Fried Turkey 2/3
Alton Brown Fried Turkey 3/3
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