Ready for the Thanksgiving holiday? Here are a few easy recipes to go with your turkey this holiday season. For all your appliance needs, check out Southeast Steel Appliance Warehouse (www.southeaststeel.net) who celebrated 80 years in Orlando this year.

Turkey Skewers by Edible Orlando’s Kendra Lott

These fun turkey skewers are perfect for smaller (and safer) holiday gatherings. They’re the centerpiece pof our Simple Holiday Feast for Four by Chef Jes Tantalo. Feel free to use a pre-boned turkey breast (or even chicken if your party is a tiny one), or get tips on boning your bird from EO’s Kendra Lott in this video.

Ours browned up nicely on the My Hibachi Grill from Southeast Steel to cook our skewers, but they work just great on a regular gas or charcoal grill, too.

Click here to see Edible Orlando’s menu game plan; for more inspiration, visit their  recipe archives.

Serves 4 to 6

4-5 pound bone-in turkey breast

24 bamboo or reusable metal skewers

1/4 cup grapeseed oil

If using bamboo skewers, soak in water warm water for 10 minutes. Remove skin from breast in one piece if possible.

In a small saucepan, cover turkey skin with cold water, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Drain, divide into 4 equal lengthwise slices and set aside.

Meanwhile, using the tip of a chef’s knife or paring knife and working away from the bone, remove the breast meat from one side of the large bone in the center. Cut the large

“tender” from the bottom of the breast, remove the white tendon running down the middle and cut lengthwise into two pieces. Cut the remaining breast meat into slices the same width as the slices of ten-der. Repeat with other breast. (Reserve bones for stock.)

Thread each piece of turkey or turkey skin onto a skewer and place on sheet tray (you should have 20-24 skewers). Brush evenly with oil, and place on hot grill or flattop with plenty of space between and ends of skewers away from direct heat. Grill 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned and cooked through, flipping and rotating for even browning.

Remove to a platter and serve immediately with individual bowls of Florida Citrus Salt and Florida Cranberry Glaze. (The Maple Mustard Dressing from the cabbage is delicious on the turkey, too.)

Best Ever Cranberry Sauce
Adapted from https://www.momontimeout.com/best-ever-cranberry-sauce/

Prep Time – 1 minute
Cook Time – 10 minutes
Total Time – 11 minutes
Servings – 8 servings

Ingredients

¾ cup sugar
½ cup orange juice
½ cup water
12 oz fresh cranberries rinsed and picked through
pinch of salt
1 cinnamon stick
1 piece of orange peel just use a potato peel or paring knife

Instructions

  • Combine sugar, orange juice, and water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine.
  • Add cranberries, salt, cinnamon stick and orange peel.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • Continue cooking, for about 10 minutes, or until all or most of the cranberries have popped.
  • Let cool for at least 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
    Can be made up to 3 days in advance.

Thai Peanut Sauce
Adapted fromhttps://www.recipetineats.com/thai-chicken-satay-peanut-sauce/

Ingredients

THAI PEANUT SAUCE:
?2 tbsp red curry paste
?3/4 cup (180g) natural peanut butter, smooth
?1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
?2 tsp dark soy sauce
?1 tsp salt
?2 tbsp cider vinegar
?3/4 cup (185ml) water

Instructions

Place Peanut Sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium low heat.
Stir to combine then simmer, stirring every now and then, for 5 minutes.
Adjust consistency with water – it should be a pourable but thickish sauce.
Cover with lid and keep warm while cooking skewers.

SERVING:
Pour some sauce into a bowl. Sprinkle with some peanuts – stir some through if you want.