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Turkey

Full of flavor but leaner than many other meats, turkey deserves a place at the table far more than once a year. Make it a dinner staple with dishes like meatballs and tacos, or learn how to elevate the typical turkey sandwich. And for the big day, find Thanksgiving turkey tips and recipes to make your best bird yet.

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This savory-sweet Moroccan pie is traditionally made with chicken or pigeon, but we chose turkey instead. Here it's cooked with fragrant ginger, saffron and turmeric before being wrapped in phyllo dough alongside sweetened almonds and eggs whisked with cilantro and parsley.

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Turkey breast rolled with fresh herbs, orange zest, and spices is covered with pancetta and then roasted. It's sliced and offered atop a dressing made with farro (a whole grain), oranges, black grapes, and pine nuts. White-wine sauce accompanies the ensemble.

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A leftover turkey carcass is used to make a delicious broth, which is then used to make a warming soup akin to the Italian favorite tortellini en brodo. The recipe is written for 1 pound of carcass -- for each additional pound, double the aromatic ingredients (carrot, onion, celery, parsley and peppercorns; do not add more bay leaves) used to enhance the broth's flavor. For more tortellini, you will need about 8 cups turkey broth for every 9 ounces of tortellini.