Herb-Roasted TurkeySay "Thanksgiving" and I think "turkey." And while I think turkey is delicious and a great choice for a large Thanksgiving dinner, there are other delicious birds that have more flavor than most supermarket turkeys and are a good choice for smaller gatherings. To mix it up I also like to serve chicken, duck, game hens or quail.
Here are a few ideas, as well a recipe for your best turkey ever:
- Choose chicken. Roasted chicken is a beauty any night, but set atop a rich stuffing and roasted until crispy brown, it's the perfect choice for an irresistible holiday meal. Keep it moist and juicy with this recipe for Chicken Baked over Mushroom Dressing.
- Game hens are even easier to prepare than chicken and make your celebration more festive. Their buttery flavor complements the vegetables in Game Hens with Brussels Sprouts & Chestnuts.
- Love dark meat? Go for quail-small, meaty birds that spend most of their time on the ground and have a deep, gamy flavor. In