The urge to deviate from the norm when cooking the traditional Thanksgiving turkey is high these days. Social media’s reach has brought about innovative food creations seen the world over, so its understandable if you want to get silly with it.
Reynolds Wrap understands that assignment by debuting three new turkey recipes influenced by regional hot dog styles around the US. The Reynolds Wrap “Turkey Dogs” have a little bit of something for everybody and consist of the following recipes:
The sans ketchup Chicago Style Dog
The onion and sauerkraut-loaded New York Style Dog
The unapologetically messy Chili Cheese Dog
Peep the full recipes here and be proud of yourself for stepping out the box this Thanksgiving season.
In the latest Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, we curated five awesome recipes from five talented kitchen creators that incorporate the red, white, and blue tubers in the coolest ways possible. Here’s the tasty lineup:
Rudy’s (@rudeluv) Loaded Baked Potato Salad
This recipe from Foodbeast Rudy stocks up on sour cream, chives, bacon bits, and some crucial melted cheese on top of Red, White and Blue Potatoes!
Costa crossed continents with his unique recipe that incorporates Red, White and Blue potatoes, Sichuan pepper, five spice, braised pork belly and pickled mustard greens. The tasty scenario is then wrapped in bean curd sheets and deep-fried.
This vegan salad is so easy and flavorful, featuring a refreshing dressing of shallots, garlic, mustard, olive oil, lime juice, and turmeric beautifully topped over spinach, Red, White and Blue potatoes, corn, vegan cheese, and chopped parsley.
This never-before-seen wedge salad replaces the lettuce wedge with a variation of a Pommes Anna. The delicious wedge of Red, White and Blue potatoes is topped with ranch, bacon, anchovy breadcrumbs, and chives.
Sandwiches from the early to mid 1900’s were weird as hell. I mean, English walnut sandwich, peanut butter blue cheese sandwich, cream of mushroom soup sandwich? Hard pass like Patrick Mahomes threw it.
But thanks to the TikTok and Instagram content of Barry of @sandwichesofhistory, he’s quieting our curiosity for these odd sandwiches.
What’s notable about Barry is his subtle confidence in front of the camera and the seemingly soothing delivery of the recipes and his reviews on each sandwich. Barry’s Instagram profile says that he’s “Making sandwiches from cookbooks from 1902, 1909, 1941, and more,” so trust he’s got plenty of oddities to cook up and try in between two slices of bread.
Regarding the English walnut sandwich above, a strange concoction of what looks to be like a crushed walnut omelette serves as the filling for this sandwich of old. “I don’t know how I would plus this up, this is just fundamentally wrong. Pass,” was his commentary on this and we really could see why.
I was today years old when I found out that adding mayonnaise to a chocolate cake recipe levels it up to an upper echelon type of moistness. On a recent TikTok bender, I happened upon the above video for a chocolate cake recipe that incorporates mayo into it.
As the home chef indicates in the clip, the mayonnaise adds “extra egg yolk and a very creamy texture.”
Apparently this cake hack hearkens back to around World War II or the Depression, when cooks were forced to get creative with replacements in recipes due to ingredient scarcity, as cited by The Kitchn.
Though mayo in cake may incite an automatic “nah” on paper, the end result of the creamiest, most moist chocolate cake ever sounds enticing enough to try.
Arguably one of the best ingredients on the planet is the humble garlic. While simple looking enough, garlic packs such a rich and bold flavor that it stands among even the fanciest of ingredients.
In this week’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, our team was tasked with creating a Stinky AF Garlic Recipe.
One of the ballsiest takes was Foodbeast’s own Constantine Spyrou, who created an extra garlic-packed chili crisp that he doused over a scoop of ice cream. This unlikely combo became a trend in China, which ultimately became the inspiration for his contribution.
Check out how he pulled off his garlic recipe, along with this week’s STINKY AF garlic creations.
Other participants during the garlic challenge include Lasinya Aloo, AKA Indian garlic potatoes (@theglobalvegetarian), Garlic Fried Lobster Poutine inspired by Cantonese & Canadian cuisine (@hungry_jona), and Roasted Garlic Flatbread w/ Lobster & Garlic Confit (@mkubiesa).
I’ve always thought flowers in food were not more than an aesthetic garnish. Boy, was I wrong. Turns out there’s so much you can do with flowers in cooking, which leads me to this month’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge.
The crew was tasked with creating stunning dishes using FLOWERS. Man, did they deliver.
Behold, Foodbeast’s resident Pokemon Professor, Constantine Spyrou (@constantine_spy), used Butterfly Pea Flower to make Blue Rice and topped it with a salt-cured egg yolk.
The resulting contrast is breathtaking. Check out the video to see how Constantine pulled off this fantastic recipe, along with all the other entries from our talented batch of creators!
Other competitors in the flower recipe challenge include Oscar (@oscaroni), who made a layered Flor de Calabaza Quesadilla, Brenda (@gg the garden girl) , who made Edible Flower Jellies, Priyanka (@chefpriyanka) with her Rose Cardamom Gulab Jamuns, and Farrah (@Spiced Nice), who crafted some sweet Truffles with Rose White Chocolate.
Many of us are off for the holidays, and with that extra time means more room for sweet activities in the kitchen.
In this month’s Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, the team was asked to create a magical recipe with a marshmallow theme.
Probably the coolest ones of the batch has to be Foodbeast’s resident food science expert, Constantine, who created a marshmallow fluff dessert grilled cheese.
You can check out exactly how they pulled off such a feat in the video above, along with the rest of the spectacular marshmallow creations from this challenge.
This month’s chefs include Alyssa, who made Cookies n Creme Rice Krispie Treats, Kimberly who whipped up Bacon S’mores Cookies, Oscar and his mouthwatering Mazapan Marshmallow Treats, and Sarah’s stunning S’mores Stuffed Cupcakes.
As far as seafood goes, shrimp is one of the most versatile bounties from the ocean. You can do so many things with it… like make a crunch wrap.
Yes, Foodbeast is back at it again with another recipe challenge. This time, you guessed it, the team is using shrimp as the main ingredient.
The star of this batch was pretty tough to pick, but we have to applaud Foodbeast Oscar (@oscaroni) for his Shrimp Ceviche take on a Taco Bell Crunch Wrap.
“It was mostly because Taco Bell was in the headlines since they were removing a lot of their menu items, and I couldn’t get that out of my head,” Oscar explained. “I wanted to make something with ceviche because it’s super simple and quick to make.”
But what item would pair best with some ceviche?
“Normally, [ceviche] goes on top of a tostada, and with Taco Bell in mind, I remembered that their Crunchwrap has a tostada in the middle, so it just kind of happened.”
The result was this fantastic Crunchwrap we can’t wait to try making ourselves.