Holidays are all about tradition, but what happens when you’re tired of a tradition? The problem is that the traditional turkey for Thanksgiving (and then Christmas shortly after) year after year can get pretty boring. If you’re like us, you take a small symbolic slice of turkey or ham and then fill your plate with yummy side items. Why not try something new this Thanksgiving instead, with our turkey-dinner alternatives?
This year has been anything but traditional, so it’s the perfect time to switch things up for your holiday table. We’ve come up with some easy and delicious ideas that will please your taste buds and go well with the traditional side dishes you never tire of. Here’s to new, fun and yummy holiday traditions!
USDA Choice Full Beef Tenderloin
If you’re in the business of creating a statement-making table spread, there’s no better way to accomplish that dream than with our USDA Choice Full Beef Tenderloin. This selection is perfect for roasting whole or preparing into several different cuts. And, as the name implies, this is the most tender (and often most coveted) cut of beef. Our beef tenderloin will range from 3.75 pounds to 4.25 pounds and our go-to serving size rule of thumb is four servings per pound of tenderloin. And, similar to all thanksgiving mains and sides, beef tenderloin is argued to be even better the next day on a sandwich or incorporated into a stew. So that you’re prepared for the post-game to-do’s, check out our tips and tricks on the best way to reheat your beef here.
King Crab Legs
Thinking about forgoing a meat-forward main course all together? Our Alaskan King Crab Legs are the perfect alternative and are sure to create buzz around the buffet. When determining your serving size, we recommend 1-2 pounds of king crab per adult. However, those who come with an extra Thanksgiving appetite might want to go 2-3 pounds. And if you’re worried about preparation - don’t fret. All of our king crab comes pre-cooked and flash frozen to preserve the rich flavor, so we’ve done the hard part for you. Simply thaw in the refrigerator the night before and warm using your preferred method for four minutes to heat through. When you're ready to serve, don't forget your favorite dipping sauce! We recommend Mr. Stick’s Original Just Add Butter Seafood Seasoning - it’s easy to prepare and is finger-lickin’ good.
If your Thanksgiving gathering was on the slim-side last year you’re probably hunting for a way to make this year’s meal extra special. Turkey and ham are always great and well received, but why not treat your guests with something new and individualized? Our USDA Prime Ribeye Steaks are offered in 12 and 16 ounce cuts and are one of our most lean and flavorful meat offerings. The best part? Ribeyes will pair well with any of your traditional go-to Thanksgiving side options, and in our opinion, sweet potato casserole makes for the perfect balance of hearty and sweet.
We’re convinced these Thanksgiving dinner alternatives are the best and most delicious way to freshen up your table this year. Don’t forget to always start with premium quality ingredients for the best results. And - if someone compliments your main-course switch-up - take note of our subscription offerings as a holiday gift idea. We wish you and yours a happy and appetizing Thanksgiving!