Adam Rapoport shared Bon Appétit's Thanksgiving menu, which includes: Spatchcocked Turkey with Anise and OrangeRich Turkey Gravy, Brussels Sprout Leaves with Chorizo and Toasted Almonds, and Extra-Buttery Mashed Potatoes.

A Spanish twist on brussels and bacon done in the style of a stir-fry. Wait till the last minute to pull this dish together, but have everything prepped and ready to go ahead of time.



  •  1/2 cup skin-on almonds (not roasted)

  • 6 ounces Spanish chorizo, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

  • 2 pounds brussels sprouts, stems trimmed, halved, leaves separated

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon Sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar


Toast almonds in a dry small skillet over medium heat, tossing occasionally, until fragrant and slightly darkened, 5-8 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop.

Cook chorizo in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until fat starts to render and chorizo is crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer chorizo to a small bowl and wipe skillet clean (don't skip this step or the reddish-brown chorizo drippings will make brussels sprouts look muddy).

Heat oil in same skillet over medium-high and cook garlic and thyme, stirring occasionally, until garlic is fragrant and golden, about 1 minute. Working in batches, add brussels sprout leaves, tossing and letting them wilt slightly before adding more; season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, until leaves are browned in spots and tender, 8-10 minutes.

Remove from heat and add vinegar, almonds, and chorizo; toss to combine. Season with salt, pepper, and more vinegar, if desired.

Reprinted with permission from Bon Appétit.