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
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
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
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
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
Impress your guests with a main dish that looks as good as it tastes. The deeply flavorful glaze can be made up to 1 day ahead of time.