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Bobby Flay’s Tips & Recipes for Thanksgiving
I recently had an opportunity to meet with celebrity chef, restaurant chain owner and and Iron Chef Bobby Flay on a rainy afternoon in New York City. Despite the rain and cold outside, the test kitchen was warm and cozy, and Bobby Flay showed us three new recipes for the days after Thanksgiving. Or maybe it was because of the rainy New York day that made the test kitchen environment feel even cozier.
Here are three tips from Booby Flay on how to make your Thanksgiving less stressful, and read an interview with Bobby Flay at Skimbaco Home.
Bobby Flay’s Three Tips for a Less Stressful Thanksgiving:
- Plan ahead! Make a plan what you are going to serve on Thanksgiving.
- Stock up on chicken stock – it is the secret key to Thanksgiving cooking, and you can easily preheat and keep food moist by adding more chicken stock, and it gives flavor to most of your dishes.
- Team up with your guests! Even Bobby Flay doesn’t make it all! He said that he never makes the dessert, but asks his guests to bring it. The key for asking your guests to bring dishes is still the well planned menu, and asking everyone to bring a specific dish, so you won’t end up with five pecan pies and no side dishes.
Bobby Flay held a cooking demonstration with actress Lori Loughlin. I loved how Bobby was showing Lori how to cook and she was doing half of the work! I can’t even imagine how intimidating it would be to cook besides Bobby Flay, but Lori was so cute and so good, and really proved the point that the recipes were perfect for the average home cook, like she claimed to be.
We enjoyed watching this celebrity team make three simple recipes with leftover turkey - convincing us that they are easy for all us home cooks to do as well! I loved the stuffed mushrooms, turkey-sausage paella and turkey reuben with Thousand island coleslaw. It’s hard to say which one was my favorite – they were all so good! The stuffed mushrooms is probably the recipe that I’m most likely to make, we love mushrooms and it also makes great party food.
The turkey-sausage paella with aoli mayo was also tasty, and I think it will become one of our family’s easy leftover chicken recipes by replacing the turkey with left-over roasted chicken, which we make often. The turkey reuben is something that I can see us trying out this Thanksgiving - so simple! I loved the coleslaw with homemade Thousand Island dressing, and in fact, I'd almost go heavier on coleslaw in the recipe, it was so yummy.
TURKEY REUBEN WITH THOUSAND ISLAND COLESLAW
A Bobby Flay Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes
1/2 cup mayonnaise, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickle
2 Tbsp. ketchup
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tsp. dijon mustard
2 cups coleslaw mix
8 slices rye bread
8 slices Swiss cheese
1 lb. sliced cooked turkey
Combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise, pickle, ketchup, vinegar and mustard with wire whisk in medium bowl. Season, if desired, with salt and pepper. Stir in coleslaw mix; set aside.
Top 4 bread slices with cheese, turkey, coleslaw mixture, then remaining bread slice. Evenly spread outside of sandwiches with remaining 1/4 cup Mayonnaise. Cook sandwiches, in batches, in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, turning once, 8 minutes or until golden brown.
Photos: Elizabeth Mascali & Unilever
Disclosure: I was invited to the cooking demonstration by Hellmann's and I received a gift bag in the event. My opinions are my own, and I'm a Bobby Flay fan for reals.