3 Capitals-inspired Thanksgiving dishes

Slapshot, Washington Capitals (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Slapshot, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
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#1 Slapshot turkey

Slapshot is every Capitals fan’s favorite mascot. He’s also a bird and so is a turkey. But at least Slapshot is an eagle so don’t worry, we aren’t cooking him. We need him to entertain fans at games and to steal the Declaration of Independence from time to time.

Here’s how to make a turkey via The Pioneer Woman:

"Preheat oven to 275°F. If you brined your turkey, rinse it well under cold water. Fill the sink with fresh cold water and allow the turkey to soak for 15 to 20 minutes to remove any saltiness. Pat the turkey dry and place it on a roasting rack, breast side up. Cross the legs and tie them together with kitchen twine. Cover the whole pan with heavy aluminum foil, tucking it underneath the pan. Roast for the first stage for about 10 minutes per pound (so, for a 20 pound turkey, about 3 1/2 hours.) Using a vegetable peeler, shave off thick slices of orange peel and slice them very thin. Combine with butter, rosemary, salt and pepper. After the first stage of cooking, remove the turkey from the oven and remove the foil (turkey will still be pale.) Smear the butter mixture all over the skin, in crevices, etc so that it’s totally covered. Insert a meat thermometer into the thigh, increase the oven temperature to 350°F, and return the turkey to the oven, basting every 30 minutes. Continue roasting the turkey until the thermometer reads 165°F to 168°F, then remove the turkey from the oven. Cover loosely with clean aluminum foil until you’re ready to carve!"

More. The perfect Thanksgiving recipe for a Capitals win this week. light

For ingredients and more information click the link above. Those are your top 3 Thanksgiving dishes. Happy early Thanksgiving Capitals fans!