Persian Turkey Kofta Kebabs
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Chill Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
If you're looking for something different to make at your next BBQ, give these Middle Eastern inspired turkey kebabs a try! A cross between a grilled meatball and a hamburger on a stick. You can skip the stick if you wish or even cook them in a skillet, but with Memorial Day around the corner, I thought these would be fun!
- 20 oz 93% lean ground turkey
- 1 small onion (minced)
- 2 cloves garlic. minced
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
- 2 tbsp bread crumbs
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp coriander
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- salt and fresh pepper (to taste)
In a large bowl combine the ground turkey, onion, garlic, parsley, breadcrumbs, spices, salt and pepper until evenly blended.
Divide into a heaping 1/4 cup portions so you get 12; roll into log shaped ovals.
Place on a cookie sheet and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
If using wooden skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes before grilling.
When ready to cook, preheat grill to high heat.
Carefully insert the skewer through the formed meat.
Grill for 15 minutes covered over indirect heat, then finish over a low flame 3 to 4 minutes on each side, turning occasionally, until meat is no longer pink.
Serving: 3kebabs, Calories: 185.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 8.5g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 114.5mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 0.5g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 5