Holiday Dinner Main Dishes

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Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Rotisserie Turkey

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Rotisserie Turkey

Give traditional oven-roasted turkey a makeover by seasoning it with a zesty rub, and then preparing it on a rotisserie grill. This method will ensure that the bird is tender and juicy on the inside with a beautifully crisp and golden skin.

Recipe: Rotisserie Turkey

Honeycomb Spiral Ham

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Honeycomb Spiral Ham

Sweet honeycomb and chopped dried cranberries pack a flavorful punch in this succulent spiral ham.

Molasses-Glazed Turkey

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Molasses-Glazed Turkey

Molasses adds sweet, earthy flavor to the glazed turkey. Spiked gravy wows with a kick of sherry.

Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Glazed Long Island Duck

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Glazed Long Island Duck

For a change from traditional turkey, try a richer bird. In this case, duck is seasoned with rosemary, garlic, and shallots, and then basted with a sweet and sticky lemon marmalade and sugar mixture. Be warned: Once you try this duck, turkey might never win a place back at the holiday table.

Recipe: Glazed Long Island Duck

Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Dominican Pork

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Dominican Pork

Pork butt roast is marinated in mojo—a blend of Latin flavors such as cumin, lemon juice, onion, garlic, and oregano—and then cooked at a low temperature for five hours until the meat is tender and falls off the bone. This recipe is great for the holidays because you can marinate it up to two days in advance, store it in the fridge, and then let your oven do all the work the day of the event.

Recipe: Dominican Pork

Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Herb-Brined Creole Turkey

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Herb-Brined Creole Turkey

We love the spicy kick that Creole seasoning gives the ordinary Thanksgiving Day turkey. Tone down the amount if you're serving to more sensitive tongues. Dress with greens and assorted fruits.

Recipe: Herb-Brined Creole Turkey

Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Grilled Pork Tenderloin

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin

The sweetness of the apple salsa complements the spiciness of the pork for an overall a well-rounded mix of flavors. We like the apples to be chunky, but feel free to chop finely for more of a "salsa" feel.

Recipe: Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Peppercorn-crusted Standing Rib Roast

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Peppercorn-crusted Standing Rib Roast

Have the butcher remove the bone and then tie it back on. This will give you more flavor, but allow you to easily remove the bone for carving.

Recipe: Peppercorn-crusted Standing Rib Roast

Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Sangria Roast Pork

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Sangria Roast Pork

Pork shoulder, a lower priced cut, becomes tender with a long cooking time. Sliced apples or a simple pan sauce best complements this dish.

Recipe: Sangria Roast Pork

Our Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Basic Brine

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Basic Brine

Avoid moisture loss by dousing your bird in brine before cooking.

Recipe: Basic Brine

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