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Turkey Kofta Kabobs


"My Persian neighbor introduced me to kofta about 20 years ago. His were made of beef and I never actually got his recipe but I'm pretty good at replicating flavors and these came pretty close...and of course using turkey instead of beef makes these a lot lighter."
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40 m servings 65 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (12 kabobs)

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  1. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Combine ground turkey, onion, garlic, cilantro, egg, chile pepper, coriander, paprika, chili powder, and salt together in a large bowl; mix thoroughly.
  3. Divide turkey mixture into twelve 1/4-cup portions, roll into log-shaped ovals, and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Grill ovals over indirect heat on middle rack, turning occasionally, until no longer pink in the center, 25 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 65 calories; 3.2 g fat; 0.9 g carbohydrates; 8.1 g protein; 42 mg cholesterol; 41 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Really enjoyed making this dish. Very simple and I had everything on hand. I really liked the kofta although wish I had been able to grill them. I formed them and baked at 375 for 40 minutes (in...

I was a little heavy handed with the spices to suit our taste but other than that I made as written. I liked the idea of no breadcrumbs but because of that, these ovals were pretty wet which ma...