Thursday, February 2, 2012

Turkey Kebabs

I am constantly looking for new recipes to try.  I look in magazines, I ask friends, I go to blogs, and I check out cookbooks from the library.  Do you do that?  It is kind of dangerous for me since there is a good chance that I may ruin the borrowed cookbook while I am cooking.  I am the type of cook who makes a mess wherever she goes - touches pages with wet and yucky hands, spills spices, splatters oil, etc.  So when I check out a cookbook from the library, I try to keep it on the opposite side of the kitchen.  It appears that this time, it worked!  The cookbook has survived without a burn or a smudge!

This recipe comes from "The Primal Blueprint Cookbook" by Mark Sisson.  It was a fun and easy recipe to make.  If you do not like cumin, I would skip this recipe or omit it!

Turkey Kebabs
adapted from "The Primal Blueprint Cookbook"

1.5 lbs ground turkey breast
1 garlic cloves
1 T olive oil
1 egg
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp or less cayenne pepper
2 T finely chopped parsley
1 T finely chopped mint

If you are using wooden skewers, soak them for about 15-20 mins to prevent burning.  Pre-heat your grill or skillet to med-high heat.  Spray grill or skillet with cooking spray.  Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl.  Form elongated turkey meatballs with the mixture.  Thread the elongated meatballs onto the skewers and immediately place on the grill or skillet.  Cook for 6-8 mins and then flip to cook the other side for a similar amount of time.

Updated: I'm linking up at I Heart Crafty Things!


  1. These are really fun and cute! I just stuck some ground turkey in the freezer that was about to expire yesterday.

  2. Ooh! These look nice & easy. I am going to have to share them with some of my competitors in my "game on" diet. They are following the "primal blueprint" diet.

  3. Yum! We are following a Primal Blueprint diet right now, so I'm on the lookout for new stuff. Thanks!

  4. These look really good! I have that cookbook on my list of things to look through. Thanks for the good review.

  5. This looks SO GREAT!!! Thanks for stopping by earlier and for your sweet note! Made my day!!! Can't wait to see your Superbowl Picks {food-wise that is LOL}!

  6. Yummy! I read The Primal Blueprint not too long ago and I didn't realize they had a cookbook. I've never checked out a cookbook before from the library. I will definitely have to keep it on the other side of the kitchen too. haha :)

  7. Stopping by from the Thursday Hop to say hello.

    Have a great day!

  8. Cover the recipe with plastic wrap. It helps to keep all the good stuff off the pages. You should see my recipes, some are barely readable due to spillage LOL.

  9. These look tasty! So glad I found your blog! I gotta add it to my google reader ;)


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