Written by adam on Nov 11, 2007
The Other Thanksgiving Meat
Filed Under: Editorial
No self-respecting Thanksgiving dinner is complete without Turkey. That is, unless you are allergic to triptophan or something. But rarely do I respect any Thanksgiving dinner that doesn't offer at least one alternative to the bird. It is widely known in my family that I am a ham freak; that sound you just heard was my wife saying "OH GOD! Here we go again." But it is true. Many a Thanksgiving meal is ruined by me grazing on the ham all day long. You might think a coyote had it's way with the ham after I was through with it.
Words like double-smoked, honey-glazed, and spiral-sliced are music to my ears. I love spiral slicing. It makes the gathering of leftovers that much easier. Rarely does my mother have to persuade me to take ham leftovers. It's assumed.
I may be a ham snob, but that would not stop me from consuming other meats on the holiest of our Nation's food holidays. Beef, pork (other than ham, and other game would be awesome. In fact, sausage is actually a great meat to serve with Turkey, and it goes so well inside certain stuffing recipes.
But I'd like to know what your preferences are in alternative Thanksgiving meats. Go to our front page and vote in the poll. It closes tonight. Or just leave a comment and let us know. We'd love to hear from you.
Responses to "The Other Thanksgiving Meat" ...
turkey is okay and as a traditional Thanksgiving meat, I'll have some turkey. That being said, I'd as soon have some form of pork. Pork loin, pork roast, ham. I loves me some ham, sugar cured, salt cured, air cured, stringy or whatever. Just thrown some ham down my throat and I'm a happy geezer. If it happens to be a HoneyBaked spiral sliced, all the better to pick off those flakes of sugar glaze and nibble.
I think it's surprising that more people are voting chicken over anything else.
Thanksgiving instantly calls to mind the big fat golden-brown turkey sitting neat on the Thanksgiving dinner table and stirring up the olfactory senses in its irresistible flavor.No Thanksgiving menu was ever complete without this stuffed bird featuring on it.You can get loads of information regarding Thanksgiving Turkey here. Check it out.
I love roast beef as an alternative to turkey - especially with a beefy crust and crackling potatoes roasted in the same pan in the beef juices.