6 Things You Didn't Know Go With Turkey
We all know the classic turkey combinations. Stuffing, sausages, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, they’re classics for a reason. However, once you step outside of the traditional recipes, there’s a new and exciting world of flavours to be explored. For instance, I bet you never thought of having:
Horseradish Applesauce
Horseradish is famously a great accompaniment to roast beef. Applesauce is a great accompaniment to pork. You already know this. However the thought of combining the two as an accompaniment for turkey probably hasn't crossed your mind. This is a great little side dish that adds both fruity flavours and a bit of heat to your dish.

Take two tablespoons of grated horseradish root and four cups of applesauce, mix them together, then continue adding horseradish to taste. Serve as soon as possible after preparation.
Guacamole is most commonly seen in chilli con carne or chicken wraps, but it’s also a great fresh flavour for when you’re serving up a turkey salad. Simply take two avocados, peeled and with the stones removed, chop them into small pieces, alongside a small red onion and a ripe tomato. Add a minced garlic clove and the juice of one lime, along with salt and pepper to taste, and you’ll have a wonderful spicy, yet refreshing condiment that’s fantastic for summer dishes.
Cheese isn't an ingredient that is commonly associated with turkey. Both turkey and most cheeses have very rich, strong flavours, and so combining them looks like it will invite a clash. However, with the right sort of cheeses you’ll soon have the recipe for a fantastic sandwich. Use provolone, Swiss cheese and, trust us on this, sour cream in a sandwich with a little bit of rocket salad and you’ll have a sandwich that you’ll be returning to for many lunchtimes to come.
Dried Apricots
Turkey and apricot is one of those combinations that nobody ever really thinks of. Dried and chopped apricots can be a great addition to turkey based pies, risottos and even curries. Like cranberry it adds a fruit element to a dish, but apricots have less acidity, leading to a sweeter, more mellow taste.
We tend not use pumpkin all that much in the UK. Usually we'll use the scooped out innards to make a pie or a soup around Halloween, and the rest of the year we'll ignore it. But pumpkin is a favourite ingredient over in the states, particularly around thanksgiving, when it'll often be used in combination with turkey. That's a mixture that works for a reason, so it's worth trying out on this side of the pond.
Fruit Chutneys
There's a whole range of chutneys, jams and preserves that are great for adding a little extra something to a turkey sandwich. Mango chutney or red onion marmalade are two of our personal favourites, but it's worth trying all sorts of different flavours, particularly the more spicy ones if you want a sandwich with a bit of kick to it.

So next time you're cooking with turkey, why not experiment a little bit? You never know what tastes you might discover.


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6 Things You Didn't Know Go With Turkey