We all know the traditional way to cook turkey is roasted in the oven. But how dull is it to always cook your turkey the same way?
So let’s mix things up and get your creative turkey juices flowing with these 4 unusual ways to serve turkey.
1. Beer Can Turkey
Yes, you read that right. Beer flavoured turkey.
This tried and tested turkey cooking method is as easy as they come. You simply swig half a can of beer and mount the turkey on the opened beer can creating a sort of beer throne/roasting stand.
This method of cooking your turkey supposedly steams your bird from the inside, ensuring the bird stays moist, whilst the outside slowly roasts and turns that tempting golden brown.
Not only is this way of cooking your turkey guaranteed to entertain your guests, it will also ensure they leave your table proclaiming yours the best turkey dinner, ever.
2. Turkey Cake
How on earth do you turn a turkey into a cake? Well, it’s surprisingly easy, and a sure fire way to elicit a giggle from those sitting around your table. Because this is a full turkey dinner, just not one that you might easily recognise.
This cake is a savoury one made up of layers of your entire turkey dinner (think the Rachel’s Thanksgiving trifle, only edible). You have a ground turkey layer, mashed potato icing and a sweet potato stuffing, even a cranberry sauce layer and gravy (instead of cream) to wash it all down with.
3. Turkey with Mole Sauce
We told you this list was going to give you an alternative to roast turkey, and nothing is more different than turkey with chocolate. And yes, you can use chocolate candy bars here. Because no, before you ask, chocolate doesn’t always have to be eaten as a dessert.
Think of cocoa rubbed steak, or chunky chilli con carne with chocolate, or even Mole sauce.
Mole sauce is what we are talking about here when it comes to turkey with chocolate. Mole is an incredibly popular Mexican dish – a combination of chilli, onions, garlic and chocolate. Once made, Mole sauce is the perfect accompaniment for grilled white meats such as chicken, turkey or pork.
So next time you serve up your turkey, make sure you include a side of Mole, and then tell your guests afterwards that they had their dessert already.
4. Smoked Turkey
Smoky barbecue chicken is one thing, but smoked turkey is just lip smackingly awesome.
To get the real flavor of the smoke to come out, you need to smoke your turkey with a propane smoker low and slow. So if you’re wanting to eat at lunchtime you will have to get up early to start prepping this bird, as it’ll require at least 6 hours of sizzling.
But the time it takes to cook is totally worth it as it gives you an incredible meal – smoky meat that literally falls apart in your mouth, and a skin that has a rich mahogany brown color – irresistible. For more details on how to do this, be sure to check out the following: Smoking Turkey Recipe.
What’s your favorite way to serve turkey? Let us know!