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Canada already celebrated Thanksgiving back in October, but one chef, Frédéric Morin of Joe Beef in Montreal skipped the bread crumbs to make his own special spin on stuffing. He combined three of the city's iconic foods: bagels, smoked meat (and pickles) from Schwartz's Deli, and maple syrup. For the turkey, he spiced it up with some Montreal steak seasoning and drizzled Coca-Cola on top—the latter isn't particularly Canadian but it makes for a nice sweet glaze.
"Seasoning the other side [of the turkey] is like wearing clean underwear. Nobody sees them but it's just for your sake." I got to try Morin's well-seasoned bird and stuffing when traveling through Montreal recently, and have to say, both were darn tasty. Why didn't we ever think of making stuffing with bagels? Watch the video, after the jump.
Montreal-Style Thanksgiving Turkey and Stuffing
Joe Beef served this on the Canadian Thanksgiving in October and will be bringing it back for the American celebration on Thursday, November 26. To make a reservation, find out more here.