Find the perfect turkey, ham, or pork recipe to anchor your holiday meal.
To prevent a top-heavy turkey breast from tilting onto its side, use kitchen shears to trim the bony lower portion of the
rib cage—just enough to level the underside of the breast so it rests securely in the pan or on the grill.
Apple slices and aromatic vegetables line the turkey's roasting pan, creating a colorful rack that adds terrific flavor to
both the turkey and pan juices.
Southerners love to fry their food, and there's no stopping us when it comes to our Thanksgiving turkey. Give this fried turkey
recipe a try and enjoy the flavors that only deep-frying can create.
This recipe, with its Paprika-Brown Sugar Rub, yields a turkey with dark crusty skin. That’s good—it will remind you of the
crispy outside pieces of barbecued meats.
It's worth purchasing a meat thermometer for this recipe. We used an instant-read version, but a standard one would work equally
well. Cook the roast to 180° to 185° for incredibly tender but sliceable meat, making a pretty holiday presentation.
You guest will love the sweet-hot glaze on this ham. Garnish with wintry herbs for a holiday presentation.
Add additional moistness and flavor by replacing the wire roasting rack with a colorful rack of carrots and celery ribs. Tuck
in a few sprigs of fresh herbs, some unpeeled whole shallots, and apple slices to enhance the flavor of the chicken.
The robust herb crust of Grilled Pork Roast pairs beautifully with sweet-tart Fruit Compote. Keep leftover compote for up to two weeks and serve with goat cheese or Brie and crusty bread for a wonderful snack or appetizer.
Fry your turkey for extra moist, flavorful meat that will taste perfect with your spread of sides and desserts.
Take a break from the traditional turkey meal and try a relaxed, lively cookout complete with ribs, cheese grits, and butter
beans. You’ll enjoy all the warmth and spirit of the holiday as well as food so good you won’t even miss the turkey and dressing.
The cornerstone dish for the holiday meal is turkey, and this recipe is a winner. Its unusual method, which comes to us from
reader Elizabeth Heiskell, produces a crisp exterior with incredibly juicy meat.
Delicious warm or cold, this Southern Living favorite is the ultimate make-ahead main dish. Basting delivers big flavor and a beautiful glaze with little effort.
For a nutty twist on traditional turkey, add toasted hazlenuts or pecans to your dressing. Garnish with fresh collard greens,
nuts, kumquats, and pomegranates.
Any brined, smoked supermarket ham will be welcomed on your holiday table in addition to (or in lieu of) the turkey. If you're
using a spiral ham, there's no need to score it and stud with cloves. For the Spiced Plum Conserve, experiment with your favorite seasonal fruit, including muscadines.
With a turkey this simple and with so few ingredients, focus on the techniques that matter most. First, pat the turkey very
dry, which will help it achieve a crispier skin in the oven. Then season liberally with kosher salt. Season the cavity, gently
under the skin, and again on the surface of the skin to enhance the flavor from the skin to the bone.
While cooking a whole bird is traditional, most chefs smartly cook the white and dark meat separately to achieve the best
flavor and perfect level of doneness. Brining and smoking the breast and curing and roasting the legs yields the most succulent
In this recipe, the tender white meat is infused with apple cider, herbs, and hickory flavor.
Seasoning with a citrus-salt rub and stuffing the cavity with lemons and oranges imparts fresh flavor and citrus fragrance
and keeps the turkey extra juicy.