Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes from Great, NW Brands

 Oh I can’t wait… Image Courtesy: Saveur ®

Oh I can’t wait… Image Courtesy: Saveur®

Thanksgiving is certainly a top contender in the list of decadent, traditional meals that I for one look solidly forward to. My favorite? Mashed potatoes stuffed with peas, corn, butter, brown gravy, pieces of turkey and stuffing. All mixed together. Mmmmmm. This time around, whether you’re doing some or all of the cooking, or just have some influence on the chef ;), here’s a trio of suggestions that work well as nice add-ons. As a bonus, all three ideas utilize, as a key ingredient, a food from a local, northwest food brand.

 

Tillamook Cheese® - Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Cheesy Dippers

 This recipe will create an amazing stir at your Thanksgiving table. Make sure you have room of course…these small pumpkins will add up in a larger family. Image Courtesy: Tillamook Cheese ®.

This recipe will create an amazing stir at your Thanksgiving table. Make sure you have room of course…these small pumpkins will add up in a larger family. Image Courtesy: Tillamook Cheese®.

Tillamook Cheese® is a local and now worldwide favorite. They don’t disappoint here in this one-of-a-kind recipe for a hearty and creamy pumpkin soup. The taste and presentation brought forth by this recipe makes the dish a wonderful addition to any Thanksgiving table. Get the details via this recipe link. Thanks Tillamook!

 

Hazelnut Growers of Oregon® - Grilled Salmon with Lemon Hazelnut Sauce

 Image Courtesy: Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

Image Courtesy: Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

Turkey is a protein staple at Thanksgiving, yet this dish from Hazelnut Growers of Oregon® just might cause you to switch it up...or at least add to. Grilled Salmon with Lemon Hazelnut Sauce...this looks very good and offers some unique textures not usually seen with fish. Get the details via this recipe link.

 

Oregon Ice Cream®: Eat it as is!

 Image Courtesy: Oregon Ice Cream ®

Image Courtesy: Oregon Ice Cream®

Alden's Organic, Julie's Organic and Cascade Glacier all hail from local brand Oregon Ice Cream. And while one can utilize ice cream in so many different ways, most of the time it's just good as is. So...follow one of the links above and have at it. Better yet, get a selection from all three and grace your Thanksgiving table with some truly excellent ice cream up against all those wonderful pies.

 

Don’t Have a Table to Go To? See Who’s Making Thanksgiving For You in Portland

Well, if you’re out of luck on a friend or family Thanksgiving table, rest assured there’s plenty of Portland restaurants cooking up their take on this oh so classic of meals. Follow this link to Eater.pdx to explore your options. Mashed potatoes on the way!

 
Dan Meyers