Thanksgiving dinners set the stage for all kinds of drama, and perhaps the best is the appearance of a glistening brown turkey as the dinner’s focal point. Some families, especially in Louisiana and southeast Texas, up the drama further by carving into a turducken, a deboned chicken stuffed inside a deboned duck stuffed inside a turkey.
Can a cook accomplish that same dramatic presentation without the birds? Folks at 50 Campfires, proponents of outdoor life and especially outdoor cooking, created a stuffed pumpkin that outdoes the turducken by nesting eight layers of fall fruits and vegetables in a pumpkin. The original recipe includes two kinds of meat, sausage and bacon, but a vegetarian version is an easy adaptation.