Continuing CULTURE’s three-part series of the best recipes to make for Thanksgiving, it’s time to choose one (or more) entrees for your special feast. While turkey is the obvious choice during this time of year, feel free to step outside of your culinary comfort zone and sift through some of these unique twists on the classics. Omit a whole turkey for turkey meatballs, craft your own beef wellington or go all-out vegan with soup or mushrooms. Either way, you and your guests will experience new flavors, and everyone gets a dose of cannabis to boot.
*Disclaimer: Be sure to provide these at your annual, 21 and over “Friendsgiving” or at a Thanksgiving Day feast that doesn’t have any children in attendance.
Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms: Healthy and out-of-the-box, this savory dish takes a large step away from tradition and mixes spices with celery, shallots, turkey sausage and dried cranberries that sit atop white button mushrooms.
Pumpkin Sage Pesto: Embrace the cold weather with this seasonal soup, utilizing the unique flavors of pumpkin in a pesto sauce that is lightly hinted with sage—it’s pretty much the taste of fall.
Turkey Meatballs: These tiny, savory delights are easy to make in bulk and even easier to use as a side dish to feed a large group of people. Just mix ground turkey with other assorted meats, cheese, spices and a bit of cannabis-infused olive oil.
Roasted Cornish Game Hens: It’s not always about turkey—try adding zesty game hens to your Thanksgiving Day table instead!
Vegetarian Roast with Cherry and Onion Glaze: November is Vegan Month, so for those who continue to steer clear of meat and animal byproducts, this recipe is perfect. Take one store-bought vegetarian roast and mix with onions, apple cider and mustard for a unique twist on typical turkey-based dishes.
Beef Bourguignon Stew: You can’t go wrong with a hearty beef stew on a cold day. This mixture of onions, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, spices and cubes of beef will fill up your belly in no time.
Beef Wellington: If you want to take things up a notch, try making your own beef wellington—a savory cut of tenderloin steak surrounded by mushrooms and shallots, all wrapped in puff pastry for a bready, crispy texture.