Out West Style Thanksgiving celebrates Pacific Northwest farm to table ingredients with warm, earthy spices.
Fresh from the garden Roasted Spiced Carrots with Agave and Pepitas bring a rustic elegance to your table in just 20 minutes. These beautiful, organic rainbow carrots are oven roasted with cumin and paprika, then topped with agave and pepitas. Cranberries dot a Shaved Brussels Spouts Salad like beautiful jewels. Drizzled in shallot lemon vinaigrette with parmesan and toasted breadcrumbs, this salad gets more delicious as it sits. Bring a little heat to the table with this creamy Serrano & Potato Gratin, made fool-proof with an easy to make cheesy sauce and finished in the oven.
Dressing a.k.a. stuffing, my favorite dish on the Thanksgiving table. Whether you stuff your bird or bake separately in the oven, these recipes are full of Pacific Northwest flavor. Earthy chanterelle mushrooms, sage and leeks come together with toasted bread cubes in this rustic Chanterelle Sage Stuffing. The seasoned toasted bread cubes in this Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing combined with the crumbled cornbread adds the perfect nooks and crannies for all that goodness of spicy chorizo, pecan, sliced apple and celery to nestle in.
Dressing a.k.a. Stuffing
The main dish on your Thanksgiving Day table sets the stage for all the supporting side dishes. Guajillo, New Mexico and Chile de Arbol combine with earthy cumin, cinnamon and notes of agave and orange juice in this Chile Rubbed Smoked Turkey. The best thing about smoked turkey, aside from the delicious smoked flavor, is that it’s already cooked, which means you have more oven time for other dishes to cook. This 10 pound smoked turkey takes less than two hours to warm in the oven and comes out juicy enough to make gravy out of the drippings.
Out West Style Thanksgiving can’t be complete without pumpkin pie…with a twist. Lime zested and topped with pepitas, these Pumpkin Cream Bars combine the flavors of traditional pumpkin pie with lime zested whipped cream in a graham cracker crust. The best thing? They require zero baking. – Just a little time to chill in the fridge, which saves room in the oven for the main event. You’ll want to chill in the fridge for at least an hour, more if you have time. The longer it chills, the easier it will be to cut into bite size bars.