Emeri Lagasse's Thanksgiving Menu

Chef Emeril Lagasse adds a special twist to a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
3:00 | 11/14/12

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Let's dive right in. The hot soup. What have we got? The first thing we're going to make, everybody has been asking, what do I make for thanksgiving? This is a potato leek soup. By the way, if this was summer and it was this cold, it would be. We're going to add the leeks. If you add the leeks first, the water won't crisp the bacon up. A little salt, a little pepper, we're going to add in here now. And basically, from there, what we're going to do is this. We're going to add -- once that sweats down about four or five minutes, we're going to add a touch of white wine, optional. Then, you're going to add your aeromatics. That's mandatory in my house. All of the aeromatics. Peppercorns, thyme and bay leaves. That goes in there. Once that cooks, what we're going to do is add the potatoes. There's no rue in this soup. There's no flour. The potato's going to be the thickening. Chicken broth. Bring it to a boil. Simmer for 20, 25 minutes. And it sort of looks like this. Now, if you want it chunky, like so, okay? Then, you can leave it just like that. Some people like it chunky like that. Yeah. If not, you can use a food processor or blender. That way, you can do -- don't get frightened. And what you can do is just blend it like that. Until it's a puree. Don't let josh do that. At the end, this is option optional. Sour cream or creme fresh. And chives right there. It's good. I have another soup that you may be interested in. We are wondering, this time of the year, what kind of vegetables can we use? Carrots. This is a roasted carrot and apple soup that you roast the carrots. It has a little ginger creme fresh at the end. That's optional. And of course, everybody is looking, what kind of salad? What salad is different that i can do. That's a tough challenge. Orange segments, fresh greens, goat cheese and a simple vinaigrette. It is absolutely delicious. You'll see also, instead of red onion, which you can use, I use shallot. It's not as strong as a red onion. And it really is flavorible, delicious recipes for thanksgiving. Beautiful and down to your feet warm. All of the recipes, goodmorningamerica.Com on yahoo! You can also send us your thanksgiving cooking questions. Our experts are going to answer them all on thanksgiving morning. This guy's going to teach us what to do with leftovers. Coming up, james spader,

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