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10 Turkey-Free Main Courses For Thanksgiving

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10 Turkey-Free Main Courses For Thanksgiving

Perhaps you are bored of turkey or happen to be a vegetarian. Maybe your family leans more towards smoked ham or roasted beef. Whatever the reason may be sometimes a turkey just doesn't cut it for Thanksgiving. That's perfectly fine, especially if you've planned a menu around succulent and satisfying turkey-free main courses like the ones featured below. Here's what to make:

SMOKED HAM ROAST

Most hams come pre-cooked so all you've got to do is heat them up to temperature in the oven. A nice glaze like this one adds loads of flavor while still keeping things effortless.

GOOSE BREAST WITH ROASTED APRICOTS

Bring a bit of sophistication to your Thanksgiving table with a perfectly roasted goose. This one is seasoned with herbs, stuffed with apples and onions, and served with plump baked apricots. 

BEEF WELLINGTON

A tender beef fillet is smothered in a savory mushroom sauce and covered in puff pastry before being baked to perfection. It's an ideal Thanksgiving main course.

TOFURKEY ROLL

Need a turkey-free main course for vegetarians? This creative tofurkey roll is a winner. You'll love the sautéed mushroom filling and crispy crust. 

SLOW COOKED BEEF SHORT RIBS WITH CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

Take a cue from the Argentineans and prepare a delectable feast with beef short ribs. These babies are cooked low and slow then served with a fresh herb sauce that's to die for.

PHEASANT WITH BACON AND PRUNES

Sweet and salty flavor combinations were very popular in the Renaissance period. You'll love this centuries-old main course of pheasant with bacon and prunes.

MUSHROOM MEATLOAF WITH PINE NUTS

Dress up meatloaf for the holidays with a luscious coating of pine nuts. The addition of sautéed mushrooms boosts the flavor of this comforting classic.

LAMB RACK WITH HERB CRUST AND VEGETABLES

This tender lamb rack will give your Thanksgiving guests something new to give thanks for. Roast it with your favorite veggies for an all-in-one meal.

CANTONESE STEAMED SALMON 

A handful of ingredients all are you'll need to make this incredibly delicious steamed salmon dish laced with garlic, ginger and sesame oil.

PORK STUFFED WITH SPINACH AND SHEEP'S CHEESE

Thin pork fillets are stuffed with a cheesy spinach filling and pan roasted in clarified butter until golden. It's an effortless turkey-free main course everyone will love.

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