I know that us Brits aren't traditionally 'Thanksgivingers' (totally made up word!) but I say anything that brings people together to eat, drink and be happy, is a tradition I want to muscle in on...So although my extended family won't be able to make it for dinner, here's what I would serve them if they could...
BROWNED BUTTER + SAGE CROSTINI
French baguette, sliced and toasted
Buffalo mozzarella, sliced thin
Fresh sage leaves
1. Butter slices of French baguette and toast under the broiler until
golden. Set aside
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
3. In a small skillet melt butter over medium low heat. Add fresh sage
leaves and cook until sage is crispy and butter begins to brown in bits on the
bottom of the pan. (you may need to remove sage before butter is browned).
4. Top toasted bread with prosciutto and cheese. Bake at 375 until cheese
begins to melt.
5. Remove from oven and spoon browned butter over crostini. Top each with a
crispy sage leaf or two.
6. Serve while hot! Enjoy.
These delicious morsels are exceedingly moreish and the brown butter dressing literally elevates the dish to something else altogether. Serve with a cold glass of prosecco before moving on to the main event....
This recipe hails from Sweet Paul Magazine and combines the sweet flavours of maple syrup and apricots to create a glaze that will give your turkey a magnificent bronzed hue, as well as tasting pretty good too!
Of course, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie and my final offering would be a ginger-crust version served with cream, crumbled with amaretti biscuits to finish it off.