Taste the Difference this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s important to start thinking about how you will WOW your guests this year! If you are looking for new ways to use your propane smoker or grill this holiday season, then we have the answer for you! We’ve compiled a few of our favorite ways to use propane for this special time of year and can’t wait to help you make some delicious and exciting new dishes that everyone will love!

Contact your local ThompsonGas and ask about our propane gas service and how we can better serve you during the holidays!

Grilled Vegetable Platter

We all have cousin Sue who is always on a diet and can’t eat buttery mashed potatoes and sweet corn! Have no fear! We have the perfect recipe for you! So pull out your grill and tell Sue to sit down for the best grilled veggies she’s ever had!

What you need:

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons honey

4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon pepper

dash salt

1 pound fresh asparagus

3 small carrots cut in half lengthwise

1 large red pepper cut into strips

1 medium red onion


Step One:

Combine oil and spices in a large resealable bag. Add vegetables and let set for 2 hours at room temperature.

Step Two:

Transfer vegetables to grill and cook covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, turning occassionally.

Step Three:

Place veggies on serving platter and drizzle with remaining marinade!


Applewood Smoked Turkey

Sometimes turkey can be boring (and dry) but when you take the time to smoke a turkey, you are ensuring a juicier and tastier end product that will definitely leave your guests wanting more!

Remember: The key to the perfect smoked turkey is low temperature and slow timing! Heat your smoker to around 250 degrees and cook the turkey for 30 minutes per pound!

What you need:

4 cups applewood chips 1

(12-pound) fresh or frozen turkey thawed

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage

2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup water

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped carrot

1/2 cup chopped celery

Step 1:

Soak wood chips in water for an hour; drain well

Step 2:

combine oil and next 7 ingredients in a small bowl and rub oil mixture under loosened skin and over breasts and drumsticks. Tie legs together and place 1 cup water, onion, carrot, and celery in the bottom of a large disposable roasting pan. Let turkey stand at room temperature for one hour.

Step 3:

After preheating, place 2 cups wood chips on heat element on right side. Place the roasting pan with the turkey on grill rack over left burner. Grill until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165 degrees. Halfway through cooking, add remaining wood chips.

Now, go and make sure you have the appropriate propane gas supplies you need and let’s get this party started!