Ground Turkey Kofta Recipe

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Ground Turkey Kofta

Heidi Hoerman

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@heidicookssupper

Kofta is a Middle Eastern ground meat burger, often made with lamb. In this case, turkey takes the place of lamb.


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Serves:

2

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 lb
ground turkey
1/3 c
panko bread crumbs

SEASONING PASTE

1/4 c
fresh cilantro, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
celery, minced
1/4 tsp
allspice, ground
1/4 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp
cumin, ground
1/4 tsp
coriander, ground
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
SEASONING PASTE: Combine cilantro, garlic, celery, seasonings and salt. Mince very fine, pound together in a mortar, or process in a small food processor.
2
In a medium bowl, gently but thoroughly mix turkey, panko, and seasoning paste. Shape into four small, oval patties about 1 inch thick.
3
Preheat a grill pan on the bottom shelf of a 425F oven. Cook patties 6 minutes on one side, flip and cook and additional 6 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 175F.
4
Serving suggestion: Serve with tzatziki (yogurt-cucumber salad) and a bulgur-vegetable pilaf.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Meat Appetizers, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy