Let’s face it: some traditional Thanksgiving dishes can be a tad on the boring side. Take it from the latest Netflix special and cookbook, “Salt Fat Acid Heat
”. This documentary contends that American cuisine sometimes lacks one of these four essential ingredients to make food pop.
Going to a Friendsgiving or holiday potluck means you have the opportunity to step it up a notch. Instead of sticking with the humdrum norm, find something familiar with a twist and it’s guaranteed to create a whole new tradition!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Caprese Stuffed Garlic Butter Portobellos
: Wake up your taste buds with these beautifully presented appetizers. Though portobello mushrooms are cultivated year round, they are freshest in the winter. After adding all the garlic butter and caprese to your taste, drizzle with balsamic for a mouthwatering start to your Thanksgiving meal.
Buttermilk Biscuits with Maple and Sea Salt
: This buttery, flakey, and lightly caramelized delight has just a touch of sweetness and is a perfect addition to most dishes. Spread butter on it, or use it to soak up some gravy, this unique-yet-familiar biscuit will feel like home for your friends and loved ones.
Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing
: Whoa! This stuffing packs a mighty punch. Colorful with a little bit of spice, this stuffing has a completely different flavor palate than traditional stuffing and would be a great balance to the more mild flavor of traditional turkey.
Apple Cider-Glazed Roasted Turkey With Herbed Butter
: What’s more fall-themed than apple cider and what’s more Thanksgiving-themed than turkey? Marry the two and create an apple cider glaze to cover your turkey in. The aroma alone will bring the whole neighborhood to your front step.
Cranberry Upside Down Cake
: Taste buds around the US crave cranberries this time of year. Extend that tangy and sweet flavor to your dessert with this inventive twist on an upside down cake. This cake is outfitted with a caramel cranberry topping with a citrus zest to boot!
A dessert like this is the perfect sweet ending to a heartwarming day with your BFFs.