Thanksgiving Menu: Spatchcock Turkey With Bourbon and Maple Syrup

My favorite holiday has come around again. I am afraid nothing new or exciting this season, it’s been a rough year and this month especially. But cooking always makes me feel better, so traditional Thanksgiving is on the menu this week.

This year I’m going to post the Thanksgiving menu and provide links to each recipe.

I’ll spatchcock the turkey as always, but I’m going to use Michael Symon’s recipe for a maple/bourbon/butter wrapping.  Everything else will be family favorites.

On the Thanksgiving Day board:

Appetizers: Stuffed Mushrooms (recipe here), crucrudités tray with dips

Michael Symons Spatchcock Roasted Turkey (posted below)



Garlic Mashed Potatoes (recipe here)

Winter Squash Soup (recipe here)

Cranberry Sauce (recipe here)

Seasoned Green Beans with Bacon (recipe here)

Dessert: Blueberry Pie, Cranberry Upside-Down Cake and Apple Crisp

If you’re in the mood for some non-traditional sides, got you covered with quite a few here. 

If bourbon maple turkey isn’t to your taste, all the turkey recipes from years past can be found here.

And all the other Thanksgiving recipes can be found here.

For the turkey…

Michael Symon’s Roasted Spatchcock Turkey:

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This looks simple enough that I’m not worried about trying it for the first time on Thanksgiving Day. I love Michael Symon’s recipes. His Rib Roast is my go-to every Christmas.

This Thanksgiving he’s been posting recipes and videos for a complete dinner. Link here (you don’t need a Facebook account to read or watch). I’m fascinated with covering the turkey with cheesecloth.  I’ll roast it in the oven, instead of on the wood pellet grill, so I can keep a good eye on it.

That’s it for my ideas. What’s on your menu for Thanksgiving. Have any favorite, non-traditional recipes to share? How about memorable holiday blunders?


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