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I bought a 12 lbs frozen turkey on sale; I'm cooking it this weekend and need side ideas.

I don't want to do traditional thanksgiving type of meal; we want to be creative. We are injecting the turkey with cajun marinade.

Any ideas for some neato sides that will not remind anyone of Thanksgivng or Christmas? Does anyone else cook turkeys during the year?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:03 PM on Jul. 7, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • I do. Then I freeze extra meat, and cook up the bones for broth and soup.

    Asparagus would be good. Carrots. Potato salad and cole slaw. stewed tomatoes, or fresh if you can get them. Mac and cheese. Rice with turkey broth or gravy.

    Answer by Bmat at 4:07 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • Make turkey soup with vegts with left overs. How about scalloped potatoes?

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • mmm, how about some Cajun side dishes like maque choux, or a spicy gumbo, Cajun roasted potatoes.... Recipes and more ideas can be found HERE


    Answer by michiganmom116 at 4:12 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

  • We love turkey so I make one every couple of months.
    For sides:
    Take small red or white potatoes (smaller than a tennis ball-1 for reach person) and make 4-6 cuts almost the whole way thru (I put a knife handle under 1 side so I don't cut it thru). Place a thin slice or 2 of garlic in each cut. Sprinkle with salt & pepper. Place in a baking dish. Pour 2-3 tsp of melted butter over each potato. Bake at 400 for about 45 minutes (you many need to add a little more butter)

    Answer by bocamom62 at 4:22 PM on Jul. 7, 2009

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