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What alternatives have you served in place of Turkey at Thanksgiving?

  1. Chuck profile image91
    Chuckposted 3 years ago

    What alternatives have you served in place of Turkey at Thanksgiving?

    Do you always have turkey on Thanksgiving or do you serve something else in place of turkey on Thanksgiving?  Some people always have the traditional turkey while others substitute other things - what have you used as an alternative to turkey for Thanksgiving dinner?


  2. AngelaO profile image60
    AngelaOposted 3 years ago

    I personally enjoy turkey but my wife finds it too dry so we often replace turkey with chicken, but even then, she's not a fan of breast meat.

    Do you always have turkey or do you substitute it?

  3. CarolineChicago profile image83
    CarolineChicagoposted 3 years ago

    We always have turkey. I roast a really, really good, moist turkey, if I can say so myself. However, that doesn't mean that some year I wouldn't mind skipping it. . . . Maybe we'd have salmon with all the traditional T-day sides. Hmm. Something to contemplate one day.

    1. AngelaO profile image60
      AngelaOposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You rebel, you.

  4. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 3 years ago

    I always serve turkey, but we also serve another meat. It's usually smoked ham, but we've served crown roast of pork, standing beef rib roast, and pork butts, too. One year we smoked a goose that the ex had shot. Sometimes we have seafood, too.

  5. sylvia13 profile image73
    sylvia13posted 3 years ago

    It is mainly Americans who celebrate Thanksgiving, so we don't have turkey on that date. That is not to say that we don't give thanks, but just not the way you do.

  6. definitions profile image59
    definitionsposted 3 years ago

    Tofurkey - my friend is a vegan so I wanted to give that a try.  Well, I never served it again...!

  7. chefmancave profile image86
    chefmancaveposted 3 years ago

    My only successful Turkey substitution was Greek Lemon Garlic Chicken with roasted potatoes instead of mashed potatoes. One year I was challenged to do a vegetarian Thanksgiving meal. I chose Eggplant parmesan as the main dish. The problem is that an Italian dish does not go very good with many traditional side dishes like cranberry sauce or mashed potatoes. If you have the money, pan seared scallops or lobster tails might work well as a substitute.

  8. misslong123 profile image87
    misslong123posted 3 years ago

    My family has served ham or some animal they caught hunting.