Do not Need Turkey for Thanksgiving? Listed here are 5 Options

Thanksgiving turkey alternatives

Anyone want a different dish than Turkey for Thanksgiving? So, believe it or not, you are not alone. A recent Yahoo survey found that many Americans are no longer making the turkey an attraction. Why not try some of these turkey alternatives this year?

Roast leg of lamb with black cherry and pomegranate salsa


“One of the most exciting cuts of meat to celebrate is a leg of lamb on the bone. The presentation is so lavish on a large cutting board or platter. Up in Michigan, we're always looking for new ways to eat our plentiful cherries – dressed with pomegranate molasses and spooned over the lamb, they taste just as striking as they look, a perfect sweet and flavorful balance with the rich meat. " (Source: Maureen Abood from

Slow-cooked duck with green olives and herbs of Provence

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"This is the most forgiving and delicious duck recipe you will ever find. By slowly cooking the duck with flavors until it is as tasty and tender as confit, and then frying it until the skin is crispy, Paula Wolfert manages to to use all the strengths of the bird. "(Source: Food and Wine Magazine)

Very vegetable lasagna

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“Spinach is the star of this vegetable lasagna recipe. The vegetable-based recipe makes one large (9 x 13 inch) lasagna or two smaller ones (8 x 8). For the perfect meal, prepare two vegetable lasagnas. bake one now and freeze the other for later. "
(Source: Martha Stewart)

Cuban style shredded beef (Ropa Vieja)

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“This version of Ropa Vieja is made from beef and accented with olives and capers. The recipe first appeared in the April 2012 issue of Saveur along with the story of Kathleen Squires, Spanish Conquest. " (Source:

Smoked pork sausage with apple cider sauce

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"Classic autumn flavors are combined in this humane dish made from smoked pork sausage with a sweet and hot cider sauce and sauteed broccoli." (Source: Food and Wine Magazine)

Editor's Note: This piece was originally published on November 18, 2018.