Side Dishes to Compliment Your Halal Turkey This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most awaited events in the holiday period. The Christmas period, when mixed together with the Thanksgiving meals makes the entire event one to remember. The best thing that people look forward to is the halal turkey meal!

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There is no hiding the fact that this is the time when everyone's inner chef starts to come out. But there are some of the items that are looked upon as a necessity to make Thanksgiving worthwhile. Let’s have a look at some of the items one should genuinely include in their thanksgiving dinner.   Smoked Turkey Smoked Halal Turkey: Turkey is one of the main items of a Thanksgiving meal. You would mainly find no Thanksgiving dinner without a turkey. People genuinely love roasted Turkey but to be honest, there is no one way to make a Turkey dish. You can try mixing it with garlic or serve it dry, you can also try it to wrap it around with bacon to give it a new look. It is important to include gravy and other complements alongside Turkey to make it richer. Turkey Gravy: What good is your halal turkey without appropriate gravy by its side? If you have a review by the Thanksgiving guests, you will genuinely find out that they love the gravy as much as the turkey. The cook should make sure that the gravy is thick and complements the turkey. People can look for a Southern turkey gravy which can give a rich flavor to Turkey. If you wish to provide a turkey flavor to the menu without including the turkey on the menu, then the gravy is the way to go. Cranberry Sauce Cranberry Sauce: Having a Thanksgiving dinner without cranberry sauce is like having French fries and nuggets with no ketchup (for all the ketchup lovers). The common misconception is that people believe that cranberry sauce only comes in a single form, while it can have multiple variations and flavorings. You can use it to fill up your cupcakes, use it as a syrup, etc. Side Salads: Be it a Thanksgiving dinner or a regular one, side salads are an important inclusion in it. Not only have they been a significant dish for the meals, but they have numerous varieties that people can switch around with. You can stick with the seasonal fruits and vegetables or go out of the way with something new. The best thing is that they will complement your dish and make it more flavorful. Mashed Potatoes for Halal Turkey Mashed Potatoes: If your potatoes have a rich and creamy texture, then it would definitely catch your guests’ attention. It has a fairly simple recipe and is one of the most loved dishes in the Thanksgiving period. The best part about mashed potatoes is that they go well with a number of other dishes too. There is a slight inclusion of garlic in the recipe to make it full of flavor. This side dish can really lift up your Thanksgiving dinner. Sweet Potato Casserole: If you have had enough of the basic mashed potatoes and are out of ideas to make it more flavorful, then don’t worry; you can always rely on Sweet Potato Casserole. Like mashed potatoes, they are a huge time saver and can easily be made with a simple recipe. The best part about these casseroles is that one can always try them on with other dishes or enjoy its flavors alone. When baked properly with a trickle of pecans on top, they can make a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner meal.   Brussel Sprouts Garlic Roasted Brussel Sprouts: Growing up people genuinely are not really attracted by the looks of Brussel sprouts. However, with the passage of time, the views ought to change. If you haven’t changed your view yet, try roasting the Brussel Sprouts with garlic. This would definitely give your dish a new flavor. If you are one of those who is not a big fan of Brussels, then try the Bacon sprouts. They have a savory taste that will uplift your entire Thanksgiving menu.   Looking for a Halal meat shop near you? Boxed Halal delivers fresh Zabihah Halal meat directly to your doorstep. Place your order today!   Share your photos and recipes with us! Tag us on Instagram @boxedhalal