Monday, April 22, 2013

TURKEY BURGER PERSIAN KEBAB KOOBIDEH

Kimberly Cameron, Valencia, CA -
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I went to a Persian restaurant with a group of friends and I fell in love with the Chicken Kabab Koobideh. After finding a basic recipe for the dish, I modified it to my liking. I had turkey burger on-hand, so that's what I used (which is non-traditional for Kabab Koobideh). It turned out AMAZING! This is a healthy, mild dish that the entire family will enjoy!!! 
 
Low-Fat, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
1.25 pounds 93% lean turkey burger (can also use ground chicken, beef, or lamb)
1 egg
½ onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt 
½ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon dried parsley (or 4 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped)
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:
1) Using a food processor, blend the turkey burger, egg, chopped onion, garlic, turmeric, onion powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Process for 2-4 minutes, or until all ingredients are mixed well.
2) Add the parsley and pulse a couple more times to mix.
3) Place the meat mixture in the freezer for 10 minutes, or refrigerate for 30 or more minutes.
4) Heat the barbeque grill to medium-high heat.
5) To best divide the meat, create 6 meatball-like patties. Shape the patties into longer strips, and thread onto metal skewers.
6) Place skewers on grill. Brush patties with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Close the barbeque and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
7) Flip patties and brush with olive oil. Cook for another 5 minutes, or until done.
8) Serve and enjoy!!

Kim Cameron Valencia CA
My Healthy Recipe Blog