Chef Joanne Chang uses Asian flavors in superb Thanksgiving recipes like soy-sauce-and-honey-glazed turkey and wasabi deviled eggs.
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“We never had turkey on Thanksgiving,” says Joanne Chang, “only duck. I love turkey with sage and butter, but I crave the flavors I grew up with.” Here, she marinates and bastes the bird with soy, sesame, honey and ginger, giving it superb flavor and a beautiful mahogany color.
Edamame, Celery and Fennel Salad with Candied Lemon
The crunchy mix of ingredients in this salad is unexpected and fun. And the dressing is equally unusual: It’s made with chopped candied lemon as well as soy sauce, toasted-sesame oil and Sriracha, so it’s both sweet and spicy.
Chang says, “A Chinese meal isn’t complete without rice; Thanksgiving isn’t complete without stuffing. This sticky-rice dressing combines the best of both worlds.” Chinese sausage makes the rice deliciously sweet and savory. Chang likes using the Kam Yen Jan brand, which has no MSG; look for it at Asian markets.
Chang likes having fun with the fortunes she puts inside these large green-tea cookies, like “Give the chef a big kiss.” Shaping the tuiles while they’re hot can be tricky, so consider using cotton gloves. This mousse is a terrific way to end Thanksgiving dinner because it’s appropriately indulgent, but also light and tangy. It uses ginger in three forms—fresh, ground and candied—for layers of heat and flavor.