Holiday dinner traditions get an inspiration from jalapeño, shiitake, pomegranates and more.
We all know that it’s the little things that make a difference, so we’ve added small touches that deliver big pay offs to some familiar holiday dishes.
Sprightly and healthy pomegranate juice does double duty as a glaze for the turkey and a flavor booster for the sauce, while shiitake mushrooms and apricots liven up the dressing. Round out these dishes with some make-ahead sides and seasonal pies, and you’ve got a doable feast.
—By Marge Perry, a food writer in Tenafly, N.J.
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Pomegranate sauce for Thanksgiving turkey adds bright flavor.
Serve something different with the holiday bird this year.