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5 Traditional Thanksgiving Dishes with a Tasty Modern Twist

The Thanksgiving holiday is quickly approaching. Consider swapping out some of your traditional Thanksgiving dishes out for Thanksgiving dishes that offer guests (and their taste buds) a modern and unique twist with these elevated recipes perfect for your Thanksgiving Day menu.

Baharat-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Swap out Thanksgiving green beans with something a little more modern like roasted brussels sprouts seasoned in our Persian Gulf Baharat spice blend. Simply wash and chop each brussels sprout then toss in avocado oil with a sprinkle of Pink Himalayan salt and our Persian Gulf Baharat. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until brussels sprouts are soft, tender and golden brown in color. Our Persian Gulf Baharat adds a sweet and savory touch to this side dish.

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Yogurt & Black Cumin Marinade for Turkey

Although sage and rosemary are go-to herbs for your Thanksgiving turkey, give your traditional turkey a delicious & unique twist by marinating it in this yogurt and black cumin mix. 

Working a day ahead, mix together ingredients in a food processor until well combined:

  • 5 Tbsp. Rumi Black Cumin
  • 4 Tbsp. coriander seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. cardamom pods
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 25 black peppercorns
  • 20 cloves
  • 8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 large red onion (chopped)
  • 14 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup whole milk yogurt
Rub turkey with yogurt mix, being sure to coat all folds and indentations. Cover the turkey with plastic wrap and set in fridge for 12-24 hours.

This recipe will make enough marinade for a 12 pound turkey. 

Recipe adapted from Brooklynn Supper.

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Saffron Buttermilk Lemon Pie

Traditional Thanksgiving desserts usually include apple pie, pecan pie and pumpkin pie, but why not serve a slice of something new with this recipe for Saffron Buttermilk Lemon Pie. Made with a crispy and tangy buttermilk pie crust, the silky smooth custard pie filling will have Thanksgiving guests coming back for seconds. Don’t forget to serve Thanksgiving pies with a scoop (or two) of whipped cream!

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Roasted Pear and Delicata Squash Soup

Instead of beginning Thanksgiving dinner with a chilled dinner salad, warm your guests with a hearty fall soup. Pears are the perfect pick for fall produce and they also happen to “pair” perfectly with our Kabul Piquant Chicken spice blend and Delicata Squash in this fall recipe for Roasted Pear and Delicata Squash Soup.

Tip: Looking for an additional Thanksgiving snack or simple side dish? Save the squash skins, season them with your favorite spice blends and slow roast on a low temperature then serve and enjoy.

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Saffron Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without a heaping bowl of homemade mashed potatoes, so although this may be a traditional Thanksgiving dish you don’t want to skip this year, give it a modern twist by adding saffron. 

  • Simply bring 5 cups of chicken stock, 1 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, 1 clove garlic (minced) and 1 tsp of Rumi Spice saffron to a boil in a large pot. 
  • Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender (roughly 20 minutes). Drain potatoes and return to the pot. Reserve cooking stock for another use, if desired. 
  • Add 1/2 cup of milk, 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and black pepper to potatoes. 
  • Mash potatoes with a potato masher until smooth.

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