Delish Turkey kebabs with sumac yoghurt dip
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I’ve always been fascinated by world cuisines and no matter how hard I try it’s impossible to name my favourite. Just when I think I found one, I try a new dish that will instantly change my mind and throw me back into the same existential dilemma 🙂 .
Also, working with food and being passionate about the art of cooking makes this decision a lot harder. And I can’t imagine how a single dish can take the first sport of my gourmet world. Asian ingredients are so popular these days, mediterranean food is healthy and fresh, the Indians gave us the best spices … Oh, and the Japanese made us love raw fish with their absolutely amazing sushi and sashimi.
So could you really say Yea, this one’s my favourite?
I honestly can’t. Therefore, I want to enjoy them all and experiment with each, adding my own touch, adjusting dishes and mixing all sorts of ingredients. My only rule is that the final product has to be delish. And then of course it has to look nice to keep you all hooked on to my blog 🙂
Today I decided to try an Eastern Mediterranean recipe (turkish to be more specific), called Turkey kebabs with sumac yoghurt dip. I recently discovered sumac and I can honestly say that from now on it will always have a special place my kitchen. It’s a Middle Eastern spice with a slightly sour flavour, and you can use it in sauces for meat dishes and fish. The easiest way to use sumac is to mix it with yoghurt and it goes really well as a steak and barbecue sauce.
So do you like how this turkish recipe sounds? Well, I can honestly tell you that it tastes incredibly good. Give it a try and if you need any help with it drop me a line on my Facebook page.
Turkey kebabs with sumac yoghurt dip
- 500 g minced turkey meat
- 50 g ground parmesan
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 egg
- 1 cup medium grade cooked bulgur
- 1 small onion
- 1 tsp garlic paste 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tbs salt flakes
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
Put the minced turkey meat in a food processor, along with cheddar cheese, bulgur and an egg. Add the sliced onion, garlic paste, ground cumin, paprika and salt. Process for about 30 seconds until everything blends well and becomes a paste.
Dip your hands into olive oil, then form meatballs and roll them in your palms to get a kebab oval shape.
Insert a skewer into each kebab.
Heat the grill or a cast iron pan. Grill the kebabs, turning them once on each side until golden and well cooked through, for a total of 5 to 8 minutes depending on their size.
Dip the kebabs in the sumac yoghurt sauce and serve them with pita bread and freshly cut veggies.
Recipe NotesIngredients for Sumac yoghurt dip: 1 cup plain Greek yoghurt, 1 tsp sumac, 1 tsp garlic paste (1 small garlic clove, finely chopped), 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil, Maldon salt flakes & pepper. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Season with salt & pepper.
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