Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving
Having a turkey as the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal is certainly a tradition that’s been practiced for nearly a century. However, these days, turkey isn’t a necessity for having a great meal to celebrate with. Here Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies offers some turkey alternatives!
For those abstaining from meat, stuffed squash is a great main dish for Thanksgiving that’s rich and delicious. Since fall is squash season, it’s also a much more economical dish than turkey. Try stuffing it with a variety of things, like cranberry, wild rice, and other veggies.
Cornish Game Hens
This isn’t a vegetarian-friendly option, but for meat-eaters out there that want to try something a little different than turkey, Cornish game hens roasted to perfection can make a great replacement. You can either cook them in the oven or slow roast them with a rotisserie attachment for a full, even flavor.
Fall is a great season for many distinct types of veggies, like squash and mushrooms, potatoes, and more. Creating a tortellini dish tossed with your favorite fall vegetables can be a fantastic way to do something a little different for your Thanksgiving meal, while still celebrating all of the flavors of the fall season.
Another unique offering, pumpkin lasagna puts a spin on an old Italian favorite and adds a little flavor of fall. It’s a filling, savory dish that celebrates the season and is easy to prepare. For those strapped for time in the kitchen, you can simply use canned pumpkins and precooked lasagna noodles and still get impressive results.
Chicken with Sugar Pumpkins & Apricots
This dish blends fall flavors with a bit of influence from Morocco, mainly the spices and apricots. It’s relatively easy to prepare and works best if you have a slow cooker that you can use to get that perfect, falling-away-from-the fork texture of the chicken without having it dry out.
Cranberry Pork Roast
There’s nothing quite like a rich, juicy pork roast with a cranberry glaze. This dish can truly be a centerpiece that goes beyond the traditional turkey dinner. There’s no need to spend hours in the kitchen to create this one, simply roast it slowly and prepare the glaze to add to it, and let it sit for a while to hold the juices in.
Contact us for the perfect Thanksgiving cooking equipment and supplies
If you want to have a great Thanksgiving this year, Zanduco Restaurant Equipment & Supplies has all you need to make it happen. Additionally, we also carry patio heaters for those restaurants or families looking to have extra guests but want to stay safe and in the open air due to COVID-19 concerns.
Learn more about our inventory by contacting us online today or calling 1 (855) ZANDUCO.