Unique Thanksgiving Recipe

Tired of your traditional holiday menu? Spice up those yams with a new recipe, or add some kick to the turkey with this easy to make, modern side dish.

Recipes provided by www.Reader’sDigest.com

A spin on yams:
Herbed-Scallop Yams

You Will Need
1 1/2 pounds yams, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoons coarse black pepper
1 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 cups half-and-half

What to Do
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In large bowl toss all ingredients.

3. Transfer to lightly oiled casserole dish, spreading out slices with your fingers.

4. Bake 45 minutes or until potatoes are tender and top is golden brown.

Who says a side dish can’t steal the show?
 Lemon Pecan Wild Rice

You Will Need
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup uncooked wild rice
1 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted

What to Do
1. In a large saucepan, bring the broth, rice and butter to a boil.

2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 50-60 minutes or until rice is tender.

3. Stir in the onions, parsley, lemon peel and juice.

4. Stir in pecans.

Serves 4-6

Cooking time: 12 minutes
Chilling time: 1 hour