El Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up con Sabor

Happy Thanksgiving by John-Morgan on Flickr

I am not a complicated girl.

I like simple recipes that don’t require a lot of chopping, dishes that don’t ruin if they sit a little too long, and food served right out of the pot.

So, my Thanksgiving is pretty relaxed. My table is beautiful — thanks to a crazy splurge at Williams-Sonoma one year — pero, other than setting out flowers and some special dishes, I don’t sweat it too much. It’s about the people, not the platters.

My taste of home menu usually is the same: Guava-glazed turkey, sauteed green beans, roasted acorn squash with cranberries and walnuts and a simple salad. Dessert is pumpkin flan with gingersnap crust y un cafecito.

I am toying with adding a roasted Brussels sprouts with carmelized onion and bacon. Yes, bacon. Something I usually don’t eat. Pero, oy, I like this dish. And, if my husband wants it, he makes dressing from his childhood, pero no siempre.

It’s all “a little different” from the Thanksgiving dinners of my childhood — where there always was black beans, lots of cousins and turron — and while I long, this sort of menu suits me, makes me happy.

If you are looking for new Thanksgiving turkey recipes and inspiration for your own delicious Thanksgiving, here is a Latin-flavored round-up para ti.

Thanksgiving Stories

A funny post about “El Mish Mash That is Our Thanksgiving” — a look at our multicultural Thanksgiving Table, and recipe links.

Nostalgia, Thanksgiving and Pork Tamales.

Thanksgiving in Hialeah.

Thanksgiving Recipe Collections

Epicurious Complete Thanksgiving Guide. Seriously, lo tiene todo.

Free Cookbook via PDF download by Martha Stewart and other chefs, offered by SiriusXM

iVillage Latino Thanksgiving recipe collection from celebrity cooks like Daisy Martinez, Bobby Flay and Ingrid Hoffman. Recipes include Cranberry Passion Fruit Sauce, Chile-Fruit Mole, Pumkin Empanadas and Butternut Tamales with Chipotle Chicken.

Mexican-Inspired Thanksgiving Menu by Muy Bueno Cookbook.

Latin-style Thanksgiving round-up and recipes over at Fox News Latino, complied by Tracy Lopez.

Thanksgiving Recipes a lo Latin

Turkey Mole over at Tech.Food.Life.

Roasted Turkey by Goya, with adobo, lemon and coriander and a stuffing recipe.

Poblano Chile and Pumpkin Seed Stuffing at Epicurious.

Gluten-free Pumpkin Quinoa Cookies by Vianessa.

Sweet Potato Cakes with Black Bean and Corn Salsa at the Yuca Diaries.

Pomegranate Lacquered Sweet Potatoes at Nibbles and Feasts.

Low Fat Pumpkin Pie at B and B Fit.

Pumpkin Pie Pops at Spanglish Baby (great for the kids!)

Pumpkin Pie with with Pepita Nut and Ginger Topping from Bon Appetit.

Y Tu?

What is on your Thanksgiving Menu?


Join us For Virtual Thanksgiving

The Tiki Tiki is hosting a Virtual Thanksgiving on the Facebook Page. We’d love you to upload a photo of you, your familia, your pavo, your comida — whatever you like — on Thanksgiving. Easy, just a quick snap from the camera phone. It is one more way of sharing gratitude as a community.

For details please check our Fan Page.

And, if you are on Google+ we can connect over there, too.

Share, por favor!

By Carrie on November 18, 2011 · Posted in food, headline

13 Comments | Post Comment

Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™ says:

I like your quiet Thanksgiving — the complete opposite of how it goes down at our house…. 30 or so Cubans. Imaginate. Love all the elements on your table and I can see all the WS pieces now! How lovely. On our table: truffle green beans, mojo turkey with stuffed stuffing, carrot ginger soup, yucca, pineapple ham (always made my prima), black beans, mashed potatoes, pumpkin and classic flans and so much more! It’s quite ridiculous! :)

Thanks for all those links to drool over. Have a fantastic turkey day.

Posted on November 18th, 2011

Christina says:

Pumpkin flan?! Oye! Necessito tu recipe, PLEASE?! Muchas gracias, chica!!

Posted on November 18th, 2011

Justice Jonesie says:

Ah, this is perfect. I just found out I’m in charge of side dishes and appetizers. I’ll be back to make some of these tasty dishes soon! We are eating at my in-laws which means thanksgiving will be southern style. I’ll be sure to twist things up with some of these dishes. They normally expect that from me so I can’t fail them now!

Posted on November 18th, 2011

Carrie says:


Pumpkin Flan with Gingersnap Crust by Douglas Rodriguez, Nuevo Latino.


It is to die for.


And, let me know how it goes!

Posted on November 18th, 2011

Carrie says:

Girl, good luck…have fun and enjoy!

Posted on November 18th, 2011

Carrie says:

I can only imagine what your Thanksgiving is like.

Please, please, please upload a photo to the Tiki Tiki Facebook page on Thanksgiving for our Virtual Thanksgiving.

We would so love to be part of your Cuban family day!

Posted on November 18th, 2011

Uchi says:

mmm que rico Carie !! yummy!

Posted on November 18th, 2011

Presley's Pantry says:

I am in the midst of planning my Thanksgiving feast…. I will have to consider some of these yummy recipes! :)

Posted on November 18th, 2011

Barbara Gomez says:

OMG that Guava turkey sounds amazing! I wonder how it would be over the ham I make for Christmas! hmmmm…..going to try! Thanks! :)

Posted on November 18th, 2011

Leslie @ La Cocina de Leslie says:

Mmmm! I can’t wait ’til Thanksgiving! Reading about all of this delicious food is making me so hungry.

Posted on November 18th, 2011

Ericka (Nibbles & Feasts) says:

Thank you so much for sharing, Carrie. I have now added the Brussel sprout dish to my menu. Sounds divine!

Posted on November 19th, 2011

jenny says:

thank you for sharing all these! always looking for new thanksgiving recipes to test out :)
jenny´s last [fabulousness] ..Espresso-Chai Snickerdoodles

Posted on November 19th, 2011

Muy Bueno Cookbook says:

Where do I start? All these recipes sound too good to be true. I will have to search out my options here in Germany this year and see what I can get a hold of when rounding out my menu. Thanks for sharing all these great cooks and their favorites with us Carrie. —Veronica

Posted on November 20th, 2011