Thanksgiving dinner for many people consists of the traditional Turkey, yams, and stuffing. There is nothing wrong with these items for your Thanksgiving dinner but why not spice up your Thanksgiving dinner. I am not talking about making it spicy hot but spicing up your meal by adding extra dishes that are not generally considered for Thanksgiving dinner.

Here are 6 alternative side dishes for Thanksgiving. Some of these side dishes may not be cheap but they sure are tasty side dishes you can add to your holiday meal.

Maryland Style Crab Cakes

These Maryland Style Crab Cakes are available from Hickory Farms. They cost a lot. You get 12 crab cakes that weigh 3 ounces each for $70.00.

You can cook these crab cakes like french fries. You can bake or fry these crab cakes. Make sure you do not burn them as they are expensive side dishes for your holiday meal.

Porterhouse Steak

The Porterhouse cut of steak is mans best friend. It;s not a dog, it;s not a t-bone, it's just the best cut of meat ever made. The porterhouse is not meant to be cooked in an oven, The Porterhouse steak is designed for grilling outdoors on barbeque grill.

Your husband may never leave his couch on Thanksgiving as he might miss a play on one of the football games on TV. The solution to this is buy him a Porterhouse and let him grill it up himself outside. Most men would definitely miss a few plays of the football game in order to grill up his own Porterhouse steak.

Rack of Lamb

Lamb is very tasty. Some people may hesitate to eat lamb if they have never ate lamb before. A well cooked rack of lamb will turn them into a lifetime fan of this meat. Lamb is an excellent addition to the turkey and ham at your dinner table.

Stuffed Sole with Scallops and Crab Meat

Omaha Steaks offers Stuffed Sole with Scallops and Crab Meat for home delivery. They are hand wrapped and taste amazing. Normally they are expensive but Omaha steaks currently has their Stuffed Sole with Scallops and Crab Meat deeply discounted off of their regular retail pricing. Each stuffed sole weighs 4.5 ounces each. You can get 6 of them for $19.99 or 12 stuffed soles for $34.99.

The stuffed sole may become an annual tradition with your family as most people really enjoy eating it. Even kids love to eat the stuffed sole from Omaha Steaks.

Smoked Salmon

Smoked Salmon is popular in many regions and often time sis a ritual part of their holiday dinners. If you do not own a smoker and have do not know how to properly smoke a salmon then you can always order some smoked salmon online.

Jumbo Prawns

Jumbo Prawns are basically just a huge shrimp. If you have never seen a huge prawn in person then you will gasp after you order some and open up the box when it arrives. Websites such as sell jumbo prawns.

Jumbo prawns are a perfect appetizer for he guys watching football before everyone sits down at the dinner table.

This year on Thanksgiving go ahead and eat your traditional family foods but also add something unique to the table this year and your family will be happy.