Saturday, April 21, 2012

Here Comes Summer: Turkey Kebabs

Summer is on its way my friends and good old MS (Martha Stewart) has once again hooked me up with an AMAZING recipe! The meat is seasoned with mint, garlic, red onions and feta cheese and then garnished with a simple tomato-mint-onion vinaigrette! Just imagine all of those flavors but with home grown tomatoes and fresh picked mint from the garden!

Turkey Kebabs in Lettuce Cups
(Adapted from Martha Stewart Every Day Food)

2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil (or less if you use an oil mister!)
1/2 small red onion, half thinly sliced and half grated
1 lb. ground turkey breast
1 garlic clove, minced
1 c. fresh mint, 1/2 chopped and 1/2 left whole
2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
salt & pepper
1 c. grape tomatoes, halved
2 tbsp. red-wine vinegar
Butter lettuce, leaves separated, washed & trimmed

1. Set your grill pan on medium-high and get it heating. Lightly oil the grill pan. Soak the sliced onions in warm water for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, gently combine (use your hands!!!) grated onion, turkey, garlic, chopped mint, feta and 1/2 tsp each of slat & pepper. Divide mixture into 8 equal parts and make sausages shaped "kebabs". Spray girl pan once more with oil mist and put your kebabs on the "grill" until cooked through, 12 minutes, flipping once.
2. Drain sliced onions and toss with 1 tbsp. oil, whole mint, tomatoes and vinegar. Season with salt & pepper. Serve kebabs in lettuce leaves, topped with onion salad!

Serves 4
5 Points Plus Value (for my WW friends!)