With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be looking for a way to spice up the family traditions. Here at California Burritos, we’re thinking Mexican food. Imagine hosting Thanksgiving meal, your family arrives expecting turkey, but surprise, they’re having a traditional Mexican cuisine instead. Of course, this idea may not fly with some, but if you’re considering the idea, here are a few recipes to get your Thanksgiving meal started! We even threw in Mexican inspired turkey ideas to keep your family meal somewhat traditional.
Chilè-Rubbed Roasted Turkey
If you’re looking for a way to spice up the traditional turkey, chilè-rubbed and roasted should do the trick. You’ll want to begin by toasting pasilla chilès in a cast iron skillet. From there, they’ll be transferred to a blender with garlic, orange juice, oil, honey, and peppercorns to create your rub. However, this turkey is more than the rub; with this special roasting technique, you’ll be sure to have a feast the family talks about for years to come.
Potato and Leek Soup (Sopa de Poro y Papa)
Even though mashed potatoes are a favorite side for many, switch up the serving this year with potato and leek soup. This Mexico City favorite can be served both hot and cold depending on the season. Of course, we recommend serving it hot this time of year.
Another staple side dish at the Thanksgiving table is squash. However, spice things up this year with the addition of chopped Spanish chorizo, golden raisins, Cotija cheese, and chilè pepper and powder. Whether you hollow out and serve the mixture in the squash shell, or scoop it like the traditional potato, this side will bring the heat!
This sweet and spicy replacement for traditional bread stuffing is the perfect pairing for your newly created Mexican Thanksgiving. The zest of orange, chives, cumin, and fennel will have your guests asking for seconds.
Piquant Corn Bread
Another staple at the Thanksgiving table is bread. From dinner rolls to homemade pumpkin and cranberry breads, there must be bread! However, this year try adding in this pumped-up version of cornbread. With the addition of jalapeños and cilantro, you’ll want to be sure to have refreshments handy!
Now that we have you craving Mexican food stop into California Burritos! Serving the freshest Mexican cuisine around, there’s no need to wait for Thanksgiving!