What are You Doing With Your Turkey This Thanksgiving?

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The notion of cooking a t­­­urkey on a normal day can be a nightmare scenario to even the coolest cooks but Thanksgiving day is a whole other ball game. Nonetheless, victory is in sight soldier and help is on the way. Here are a few ideas to consider when deciding what to do with your Thanksgiving turkey.

Jerk Turkey
Photo Credit for Jerk turkey from Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine and Lounge in Blufton, South Carolina.

Restaurants like Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine and Lounge in Blufton, South Carolina will take your order and make jerk turkey for you. However, if you want to roll up your sleeves and get busy, MCCN has found a recipe for you, courtesy of the How to Cook Youtube channel.

Ingredients for the Jerk Turkey Dry Rub

1 tsp of black pepper

1 tsp of salt

1tbsp turkey seasoning

1 tbsp of onion powder and garlic pepper

1 tsp of cayenne pepper

1 tbsp of paprika

½ tsp of cloves

½ tsp of allspice

1 tsp of poultry seasoning

1 tbsp of jerk seasoning powder

! tbsp. of crushed rosemary

1 tbsp of dried parsley

1 tbsp of cilantro

1 tbsp of dried thyme

Dutch Oven Braised Turkey

Making your Thanksgiving turkey as tasty and easy as possible may be your only two goals for your holiday meal. In that case, keep everything in one pot. Using a Dutch oven, you can achieve your goal with minimal fuss. Check out this Dutch oven braised turkey recipe from Kitchen.com. See the ingredients below.


2 skin-on, bone-in turkey drumsticks (1 1/2 to 2 pounds total)

2 skin-on, bone-in turkey thighs (about 3 pounds total)

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 pound pancetta or bacon, cut to 1/2-inch pieces

2 leeks, white and light green parts, thinly sliced

2 medium celery stalks, coarsely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cup dry white wine

6 sprigs fresh thyme

1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh sage leaves

2 bay leaves

2 cups turkey or chicken stock

1 large bunch collard greens, center ribs removed, leaves chopped (about 6 cups chopped)

3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Easy Salt and Pepper Turkey

Salt and pepper. You can’t get more basic than that for an easy Thanksgiving day turkey solution. Look no further than CountryLiving.com for their Easiest Salt and Pepper Turkey recipe. See a list of the ingredients below.


2 carrots, halved

2 celery ribs, halved

1 onion, quartered

1 1/2-lb. turkey, giblets discarded

4 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

Kosher salt

black pepper

For more Thanksgiving and holiday recipes, go to our sister website: MultiCulturalCookingNetwork.wordpress.com.


Published by princessindia28

As editor for the MultiCulturalCookingNetwork.net website, and as a general practice, I'm living my life in editing mode. It makes it easier to fix mistakes.

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