Every year we celebrate and the monotony of the classic meal is becoming passé. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, are only a few of the traditional foods you will find on families' tables across the globe. But what about the side dishes? This is where we can inject a creative side into the meal and really give it its own personality.
So here are 3 sides I encourage you to try out this year.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Cooking!
|J's Favourite Mushrooms|
J's Favourite Mushrooms
4-6 cups of your favourite kind of mushrooms chopped
1 cup chopped Yellow Onion
1/3 cup of Butter
Salt and Pepper
Turn on stove to Medium/High and in a skillet melt butter. When butter starts to turn brown, add onions and sauté for a minute, then add mushrooms. Add cracked salt and cracked pepper to taste. Cook until mushrooms start to soften. Then add Thyme cover and set aside 10-15 min before serving.
|Canadian Sweet Potato Mash|
Canadian Sweet Potato Mash
2-3 Large sweet potatoes
1/3 cup of butter
10-12 bacon strips
2 tablespoons of Maple Syrup
2 shots of Dark Horse Alberta Whiskey
2 green onions
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2teaspoon of white pepper
1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
Peel and cook potatoes in a pot of boiling water.
In the meantime, lay bacon strips on foil on a baking tray. Drizzle with whiskey and maple syrup, then broil in oven until crispy.
Chop 2 green onions.
Once potatoes are cooked through (check with fork) drain water and use potato masher to mash. Add butter pepper and spices. MIx well, then add bacon and onion and serve.
|Orange Ginger Broccoli|
1 bunch of broccoli
1 tablespoon cooking Oil
1 cup of orange juice
1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
soya sauce (season to liking)
Hand-full of sesame seeds
Toasted almonds or cashews
Wash and cut up broccoli into pieces
Heat oil in wok on med/high and stir fry for 5 minutes, add ginger, soy sauce and orange juice. Continue to cook until broccoli is bright green and still firm. Do not over cook!
Add sesame seeds and toasted nuts, serve immediately.