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Low-Fat Grilled Turkey Kibbeh for Thanksgiving

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Low-Fat Grilled Turkey Kibbeh for Thanksgiving

1 Comment 22 November 2013

“Who knew kibbeh could be grilled? This Turkish recipe is a healthy alternative to fried kibbeh torpedoes and is really delicious. These are easy to make – all of the ingredients are mixed together and formed into a torpedo shape. I like using a medium or coarse grain bulgur for a crunchy exterior. These are also excellent made with ground beef or lamb. Serve with pita bread, Israeli salad or fatoush, and lemon wedges. I love this as an appetizer for a holiday lunch! Perfect  for your Thanksgiving menu! Lisa Ades”


Adapted from Food and Wine magazine

  • 1 pound ground turkey (*see note below)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup medium or coarse grain bulgur, rinsed
  • 1/2 med. onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper (flakes, not ground)
  • lemons, cut into wedges

‘How to’ Create kibbeh

In a mixing bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons of olive oil, rinsed bulgur, onion, flour, salt, allspice, cumin and Aleppo pepper. Add ground turkey and mix well. Form the mixture into 1-by-3-inch “torpedoes”.

Grill for 5 minutes over moderately high heat, turning frequently on all sides until they are golden brown and cooked through.  You can also broil them.

Serve the turkey kebabs with pita bread warmed on the grill, salad and lemon wedges. Makes about 16. Serves 4.

* note:  This is not great with all white meat turkey – it will be very dry.

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Endive and Arugula Salad With Spiced Matzoh Crisps

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Endive and Arugula Salad With Spiced Matzoh Crisps

6 Comments 15 March 2011


This is a delicious Passover fatoush salad created by my co-producer of the Sephardic Heritage Museum films, Lisa Ades. Thanks Lisa, for working 24/7 to preserve our communities’ legacy, while finding a couple of minutes to send me your gourmet recipes!

Spiced Matzah Crisps:

  • 3 Matzos
  • olive oil
  • ground cumin
  • garlic powder
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper (or Aleppo Pepper)

Fatoush Salad:

  • 4 heads Belgium endive
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1/8 cup fresh mint leaves, stems discarded
  • 1 8-10 inch English cucumber, peeled and diced into 1 inch pieces, or salad cukes
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • juice from ½- 1 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • kosher salt
  • sumac (optional)

Directions for this Kosher for Passover Recipe:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lay 3 Matzos on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with cumin, garlic powder, sea salt and black pepper or Aleppo pepper. Place, uncovered, into the oven and bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and break into large shards of irregular size.

Meanwhile, prepare the salad. Thinly slice the endive and place in a large bowl. Lay the mint leaves in a pile and tear them (they will bruise of you cut them with a knife). Add to the bowl. Toss the cucumber, parsley, tomatoes, and arugula. Mix the lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and optional sumac. Add to the salad, tossing to combine.

Arrange the salad in a mound on 6 plates. Stand 2-3 Matzo crisps in each salad. Serve.

p.s. You can replace the endive and arugula with chopped romaine hearts. The Spiced Matzo crisps are also good as a snack or to serve with twisted cheese:


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