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Turkey Kebabs - Two Ways

Tuesday, 6 August 2013
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I've been challenged once again by the lovely folk at Lean on Turkey to show how versatile turkey can be, and this time the theme of our challenge was Kids and Picnics.

My kids love kebabs, food on sticks somehow seems much more fun, and that's what they suggested I make when I asked for their ideas.  We were planning a picnic dinner our neighbours when the UK weather decided to unleash a torrential downpour complete with accompanying thunder storm.  Undeterred we had an indoor dinner and the kebabs which were to be served in tortilla wraps with salad ended up being served with rice and mixed vegetables.  The silver lining of the thunderstorm was that we discovered these kebabs are both tasty and versatile, hurrah!  I managed to sneak out after the downpour and take a photo of our kebab dinner before it was all devoured.

I decided to flavour the turkey kebabs two different ways because our diners were picky not everyone likes satay or honey soy but most people like at least one or the other.

Satay Marinade

1 Tblsp oil
1 onion, very finely chopped
1 tsp ginger, finely grated
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp curry powder, I used mild)
4 Tblsp crunchy peanut butter
200ml water
2 tsp honey
1 Tblsp soy sauce
1 Tblsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Honey Soy Marinade

2 Tblsp soy sauce
1 Tblsp honey
1 tsp tomato paste
1 Tblsp oil
1 Tblsp wholegrain mustard

If you are using wooden skewers soak them in water for at least half an hour before you use them to avoid them burning.  Make the marinades in two seperate bowls.  Add half of the sliced turkey to each bowl.  Coat the turkey in the marinade and leave to marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Thread the turkey onto the skewers and preheat your oven to 180C.  Line an oven tray with a double layer non-stick baking paper folded in the middle to form a division which will enable you to cook both flavours of kebab at the same time.  

Lay the kebabs on the prepared oven tray and cook in your preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes until the turkey is cooked and the juices run clear.  Serve with mixed vegetables and rice or remove the turkey from the skewers and serve in tortilla wraps with salad.  I normally cut off the sharp end of the kebab skewers when serving them to children or remove the meat from the skewers completely for very young children.

Cost of dinner for 7 purchased from Asda

1x  Butcher's Selection Turkey Mini Fillets (573g)  £5.00

1x  Smartprice Crunchy Peanut Butter (340g)  40g used costing 8p
1x  ASDA Mild Curry Powder (80g) 5g used costing 6p
1x  Root Ginger (Approx 420g)  88.6p, 20g used costing 5p
1x  Lemons Loose  30p
1x  Garlic Loose  25p
1x  Colman's Wholegrain Mustard (150ml)  15ml used costing 10p
1x  Clear Honey (227g) 25g used costing  13p
1x  Double Concentrated Tomato Puree (200g)  5p
1x  Amoy Soy Sauce Reduced Salt (150ml)      40p

Served with the kebabs:
1x  Smartprice Mixed Vegetables (1Kg)  75p
1x  Smartprice Long Grain Rice (1Kg)  40p

Total £7.57 just over £1 per person.

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1 comment:

  1. These look lovely Michelle - I'd make both, two easy and tasty marinades.


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