An All American Thanksgiving from All American Chef Guy Fieri
Don’t be intimidated by the turkey this year! Lucky for us, our good friend, Chef Guy Fieri, has shared his number one turkey tip:
” There’s no two ways about it. You gotta brine your turkey!” — Chef Guy Fieri
If you’re tackling the feat of roasting an entire bird this year, we advise you to listen in on what these world famous chefs have to say! Even if you decide to do it a bit differently, with turkey breasts or turkey sliders or tofurkey — they have some great tips. And of course don’t forget to make the most of your WellnessMat! It saves our back, knees, and sometimes our moods each year!
In honor of Guy, we are hosting an all-Guy Thanksgiving here at Wellenssmats. As such, we have searched high and low for some of Guy’s best Thanksgiving recipes–with tastes big enough for Guy, but ingredients and directions simple enough for even us amateur chefs at home.
As we’ve already mentioned, Guy’s number one never-fail rule when it comes to turkey is the brine! It’s no surprise Guy brines his turkey breast in a mixture of brown sugar and molasses then rubs the turkey with a delicious blend of sage, garlic, onion, oregano, thyme, and lemon zest. Get the full recipe here.
This casserole dish is Guy’s zesty spin on the classic green bean casserole. Stuffed with bacon, bell peppers, and mushrooms. And of course, the homemade crisped shallots for topping. Get the full recipe here.
Guy “bumps up” his brussels sprouts Turkey Day dish with pancetta, capers, pine nuts, currants and raisins for a zesty and sweet flavor. Get the full recipe here.
We can’t forget the festive drink menu…and what more perfect cocktail than Guy’s Turkey Chaser? Mixed with citrus vodka, raspberry liquor diluted with simple syrup and lemon-lime soda. Get the full recipe here.
And better than drinks…we can’t forget dessert! Switch up the typical (but equally yummy) apple or pumpkin pie with Guy’s Bananas Foster. Get the full recipe here.
We wish you all a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving!
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