We’re not sure when the first person decided to include the Big Green Egg in our November holiday tradition, but we do know that the EGG can make it a memorable Thanksgiving meal! If you have holiday entertaining on your schedule, look no farther than this collection of special holiday ideas.
The recipes are festive, yet simple, and with the EGG, outdoor entertaining requires so little effort that the host is free to relax with family and friends. The holidays are a time for celebrations, and the ease-of-use and versatility of the Big Green Egg allows you the opportunity to enjoy your guests, embrace the culinary experience and create wonderful memories of shared meals together.
As for that turkey, you can cook a whole one or just a breast. You can brine it, inject it and then roast it. Check out these turkey recipe options, get your Big Green Egg charcoal on hand and enjoy! And free up your oven for other food.
What's on the Side
According to historians, the Pilgrims didn’t have cranberry sauce (sugar was too much of a luxury), pumpkin pie (lack of butter, flour and an oven), and sweet or mashed potatoes (neither available to them in 1621). They also didn’t have plank roasted pears with blue cheese or brussels sprouts with golden raisins. These recipes will make you think differently about Thanksgiving sides and desserts – they make for a very modern feast of thanks.
The Day After
You know you want pizza. You know you also want to use your leftovers. And those turkey leftovers don’t have to be just a turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich. Compromise: let the kids bake their favorite pizza on the EGG and serve the adults turkey pot pie cooked on the EGG.
Turkey Cheat Sheet
The Right EGGcessories
To make your Thanksgiving feast easy, be sure to take a look at our Rib & Roasting Rack or a Vertical Poultry Roaster. Sides cooked on our Grilling Planks have a subtle, smoky flavor. View our Plank Cooking online publication for more recipes and tips. To get a jump on your holiday gift list, check out Ray Lampe’s Big Green Egg Cookbook from “Dr. BBQ”, the ultimate Big Green Egg ambassador.