Untraditional Thanksgiving Dishes

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Untraditional Thanksgiving Dishes

Thanksgiving may be a North American tradition, but you don’t have to be confined to customary dishes like turkey, cranberry sauce and sweet potato mash. As far as we’re concerned, the only requirement is copious amounts of food—it is a harvest festival, after all. 🙂

Jamaica’s Curried Goat

Tired of Turkey? Try Curried goat, a delicious Jamaican alternative. Goat is a surprisingly healthy red meat, containing less fat than beef and chicken. This delicate dish needs to be cooked for a long time at a low temperature, so best to prepare the day before. Prepare to be wowed with its spicy flair and rich, tender leg meat. Ingredients include peppers, coconut, sour cream, red currant jelly and curry powder.

Couscous

Couscous is fun to say and makes for a perfect ingredient to an array of tasty dishes. Go Moroccan and try a traditional beef or fish tajine—complete with peppers, olives and meat. Or serve with a side of pork or lamb kebabs and grilled plums. Shrimp also goes really well with it, cooked in butter or in lemon juice. You can also retain a bit of tradition by serving it with nuts and dried cranberries.

Doro Watt

This Ethiopian dish is guaranteed to warm up even the coldest of Thanksgiving days. It’s a slow-cooking stew that packs a wallop when it comes to spiciness. Ingredients include chicken, chicken stock, lime, hard-boiled eggs, red wine, ginger, cardamom and chili powder. Traditional served with injera, a perfect flatbread to soak up the juice.

Turkey’s Baklava

Instead of pumpkin and custard pie, try baklava, a Mediterranean delight that is as subtle as it is tasty. Baklava is made with layers of phyllo pastry dough, butter, chopped nuts, honey and aromatic spices. It’s sticky with syrup or honey and makes a succulent and mouth-watering dessert.

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