The Spicy Lover's Thanksgiving Menu

Serious Heat

Andrea Lynn, senior editor of Chile Pepper magazine, shares thoughts and observations from the fiery food world.


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While this may look like any ordinary turkey, that's not the case. With a quick taste of the turkey meat, guests will discover it's actually a Habanero-Brined Roasted Turkey. Beware, only true chilehead families should tackle this recipe.

If you're still compiling your Thanksgiving menu, here's our chance to plug some of our favorite spicy holiday side dishes like creamy spinach heightened with roasted jalapenos and my personal favorite, honey-glazed buttery carrots mixed with crisp, spicy salami. Besides, why not add a little slice of spice to your holiday menu?

Habanero-Brined Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Kumquat Chutney »
Chile Roasted Corn Pudding »
Hot Salami Carrots »
Creamed Spinach with Roasted Jalapenos »