Unconventional Ingredients Turkey Day ACNH

The ingredients to make the recipes on the event called Turkey Day consist of the main ingredients and the unconventional ingredients, which are also more known as the secret ingredients. Check out this post to be informed about the unconventional or secret ingredients.

Dungeness Crab

Dungeness Crab is the unconventional ingredient to make Gratin. If you are new to this item, it refers to a benthic creature. It appeared in the series for the first time in Animal Crossing New Horizons or ACNH.

Dungeness Crab acnh

As a sea creature that can be found at the bottom of the ocean, diving is the only way to catch the Dungeness Crab. To be able to catch one, you can follow these steps below. Before anything, it is important for you to be in the correct months to make the process successful. For your information, this creature is able to be found in the Northern Hemisphere from November to May. As for the Southern Hemisphere, it will be able to be found from May to November. If you are sure that the month is correct, it is time for you to follow these following steps to catch one:

catch Dungeness Crab in ACNH

    1. First of all, you need to get a wetsuit. If you do not have one, you are suggested to purchase one by going to the Nook Stop that is located in the Resident Services. You can purchase it by using your Nook Miles. Aside from that store, it is also available to purchase in the cabinet in the store named Nook’s Cranny.
    2. After getting a wetsuit in your hand, the next thing that you have to do is to walk up to the edge of the ocean to start swimming into it.
    3. Do not forget to look for bubbles appearing on the surface of the water when swimming around as it is the indication of the location of the sea creature, not necessarily a Dungeness Crab. It is actually a bit of a trial and error situation.
    4. When the bubbles start to appear, it is time for you to swim up to the location and then press Y to dive down.
    5. Once you are under the water, remember to use your directional stick and then press A to swim towards the bubbles.
    6. By following the step, you should be able to see a shadow and it is possible for it to move. If the shadow that moves slowly is large, the chance of it being the creature that you want is high.
    7. Upon seeing the shadow, all that should be done is to catch up to it before you run out of the air and you will be able to automatically capture it.
    8. When you are back to the surface, check what creature that you just captured and see if it is true that it is a Dungeness Crab.



In Animal Crossing New Horizons, the thing called Scallop is the unconventional ingredient to make Clam Chowder. This one is able to be caught in the ocean, just like the other underwater creatures. To be able to get one, you will have to dive deep into the ocean. Below is the guide to follow to dive to get the Scallops in the game:

catch Scallop animal crossing

    1. The first thing that you need to do is to get a wetsuit. There are two ways of getting it, which are from the cabinet in the shop called Nook’s Cranny or in the Nook stop terminal located at the Resident Service. With this one, you will be allowed to enter the oceans.
    2. Then, go into the water and swim around and look for the small bubbles rising to the surface. Apparently, these bubbles indicate that there is a sea creature below.
    3. When you see these bubbles, hold Y to dive close to them.
    4. Now, it is time for you to come in contact with the underwater shadow.
    5. Please match the shadow with the shadow of Scallop.
    6. Once you are sure, capture it and check if it is really Scallop on the surface.
    7. Feel free to get it if it is the right thing that you are looking for.

Barred Knifejaw

Barred Knifejaw ACNH

The Barred Knifejaw is the unconventional ingredient to make Fish Meuniere. It refers to a semi-rare fish that is usually found in the ocean.

Unconventional Ingredients Turkey Day ACNH

    1. Firstly, you need to craft Fish Bait to be able to easily catch the fish that you want such as the Barred Knifejaw. This one is effective to attract more fish when thrown instead of just waiting for one to pop out.
    2. After throwing the Fish Bait, it will be needed for you to check the size of the shadow and the fish that showed up. Do not forget to make sure that that fish is similar to the Barred Knifejaw that you are looking for.
    3. Once you are confident that the fish that showed up to the surface has the same shadow size as the fish that you want, which is the Barred Knifejaw, it is time for you to prepare your Fishing Rod and after getting it ready, go fishing.

In addition to catching Barred Knifejaw in the ocean, it is also able to be purchased for 5,000 Bells at Tom Nook’s store.

The two pumpkin colors not previously requested

The two pumpkin colors not previously requested

If you want to make Pumpkin Pie, the unconventional ingredient that you have to prepare includes the two pumpkin colors that are not previously requested.


Unconventional ingredients for Turkey Day in Animal Crossing New Horizons or ACNH consist of Dungeness Crab, Scallop, Barred the Knifejaw, and two pumpkin colors that are not previously requested. It should be easy for you to get each of them by following the guide that has been explained before. In case you are having a hard time, you do not hesitate to seek help from the community of the game, especially the one that is related to Animal Crossing.