Jessica Alba's dad cooks a ''hot n' spicy'' turkey at Thanksgiving.

The 33-year-old actress celebrated the holiday early this year as she's currently filming 'Mechanic: Resurrection' in Thailand and she's revealed her family often have two turkeys, one traditional and one with spicy jalapeno peppers on it.

She explained: ''We had even more to be grateful for than usual since we had two turkeys this year! My mom and I were in charge of the traditional preparation; my dad took care of the hot n' spicy option.''

The 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' star - who has daughters Honor, six, and Haven, three, with husband Cash Warren - also confessed that while she's hugely health conscious, she does like to treat herself during the festive season.

She wrote on her The Honest Company website: ''Let's be honest, there's no shame in the Thanksgiving game. I give myself a helping hand with a 'halfway homemade' approach to prepping a holiday feast so I can focus on great execution and making sure everyone gets fed.

''I'm happy to have my favourite fat-free, gluten-free marshmallows make an appearance on our classic yams.''

The brunette beauty added that she likes to cook her turkey upside down, a trick which is meant to keep the meat juicy.

Offering her advice, she said: ''Cook turkey top down [upside down] until the last half-hour to get all the flavour goodness right where it matters the most!''