3 Perfect Main Courses for This Thanksgiving

11 Nov 3 Perfect Main Courses for This Thanksgiving

Does anything say “Thanksgiving” better than a turkey, roasted to perfection? Well, some might enthusiastically say, “Yes!” Thanksgiving is, more than anything else, a meal spent with loved ones. While turkey certainly has taken the limelight when it comes to main courses, there’s plenty of other dishes that grace the table for this holiday dinner.

In the second part of our series, we’ve collected 3 uniquely delicious main dishes for your Thanksgiving dinner. Fish, fowl, or good old fashioned pork, we’re sure whichever dish you chose will be a hit with your family and friends.

Sage and Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin

“The savory and flavorful depth of a slow-simmering supper without the wait time.”

yield: SERVES 4
prep time: 5 MINUTES
cook time: 35 MINUTES
total time: 40 MINUTES


2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
1 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pork tenderloin (about 1 1/4 pounds), tied with kitchen twine
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together garlic, sage, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl. Cover pork with mixture.
  2. Heat a large, heavy saute pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil and pork; brown all over (roughly 4 minutes)
  3. Transfer pan to oven. Roast pork, turning occasionally, until disposable thermometer (inserted into thickest part) reads 145-150 degrees (roughly 20 minutes). Transfer pork to a cutting board; tent with foil, and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Original Recipe: Sage and Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin


Lemon Dill Grilled Samon

“Perfectly grilled salmon seasoned lightly with lemon and dill.”

yield: 4-6
prep time: 25 MINUTES
cook time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 35 MINUTES


1- to 2-pound salmon fillet
1 lemon
1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced
kosher salt
cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil

  1. Rinse fish and pat dry with paper towel. Juice half lemon over the salmon. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the salmon flesh. Add half the dill. Allow to sit for 20-30 minutes while grill preheats to 500° F.
  2. When grill is heated, spray fish lightly with olive oil to prevent sticking. Place flesh side down on grill. Cook for 3 minutes. Carefully flip the salmon to the skin side. Squeeze juice from 1/4 lemon and a teaspoon of dill. Continue cooking for 5 minutes. Remove from grill. Allow to sit for at least 5-7 minutes before serving to allow juices to rest.

Original Recipe: Lemon Dill Grilled Salmon


Lemon Rosemary Roast Turkey

“Simply stuffing the turkey with fresh rosemary, lemon and onion turns this easy recipe into a Thanksgiving delight.”

yield: VARIES
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 20 MINUTES/POUND
total time: VARIES


1 whole fresh or defrosted Turkey
3 lemons, cut in wedges
1 large onion, cut in chunks
1 large bunch fresh rosemary
salt and pepper
olive oil
2 cups chicken broth, white wine or water
1 disposable cooking thermometer

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Rinse turkey and pat dry. Liberally rub with olive oil all over. Sprinkle salt pepper all over bird and add salt and pepper to the cavity of the bird. Add lemons, onion and rosemary to the cavity of the bird. Put the rest of the ingredients that won’t fit in the cavity of the bird in the bottom of the roasting pan.
  2. Place the disposable cooking thermometer in the thickest part of the turkey as shown in the video above. Add chicken broth, wine or water to the bottom of your fasting pan. Turkey is done when thermometer pops up.

Original recipe: Lemon Rosemary Roast Turkey


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