Roxanne, a friend of mine from Baltimore, is a big fan of meat on a stick, so this one is for her!
I have always been a fan of this sort of thing, but was skeptical when I saw this one was made with turkey.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy turkey, but mostly in the “Thanks Giving Dinner” format. Otherwise I find it rather bland and boring.
But these certainly changed my opinion!
Check out the recipe for the original ingredients: Kofta
I’ll admit that I was too lazy to toast and grind the cumin and coriander seed so I just used the plain old powdered version and also added about 1/2 tsp of cinnamon which is not on the list.
And I did the whole she-bang in the food processor instead of doing it lovingly in different stages, so mine came out much squishier looking than hers but it still held together just fine.
I also really liked that there wasn’t any flour or bread crumbs or any of that business in it.
And I chilled them for about 1/2 and hour before baking them just so they would keep their shape. I think this would be even more useful it you were going to do them on the grill.
We don’t have a bar b que so I just did them in the oven. Baked them for half the time and turned them over for the second half. But when I took them out at half time they looked a little dry so I gave them a quick brush of olive oil before I put them back in and it seemed to do the trick!
Mine were also a lot bigger and thicker than hers ( I could only find three skewers in the drawer ) so instead of plating them whole, I cut them up into more “brochette” looking chunks so there would be no fighting over who got more and then served them on rice with salad and home-made Tzatziki Sauce.
Was very pleasing indeed.
And just before serving, I gave the whole thing a quick hit of fresh lemon juice. That always brightens things up!
Thanks Tiny Kitchen!