How to dazzle the crowd with Thanksgiving dinner

How to dazzle the crowd with Thanksgiving dinner

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You can set your Thanksgiving table with this gourmet meal by following the recipes for Porcini-Soy Turkey With Shallot-Truffle Gravy; Pan-Fried Cranberry Pancetta Stuffing; Asparagus and Haricots Verts With Goat Cheese and Pine Nuts; Lemon-Herb Carrot Tarts; and Handmade Mustard Butter and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes.

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by MICHELE KAYAL / The Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 5:26 PM

Last Thanksgiving, Scott Heimendinger strapped on a pair of safety goggles, told his family to stand back and plunged his deconstructed turkey into a roasting pan of smoking hot oil.

"We had a longtime tradition of making a turducken, but we'd do it from scratch, bone all the birds ourselves," says the 29-year-old director of applied research for Modernist cuisine guru Nathan Myhrvold.

Instead of turducken — a duck inside a chicken inside a turkey — this year, Heimendinger cut his turkey into pieces, injected it with brine and cooked it in the water bath known as sous-vide.

Recipe: Porcini-Soy Turkey with Shallot-Truffle Gravy

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