Turkey Kiev Skewers (makes 3)

Ingredients

  • 17.6oz-500g minced turkey (2% fat)
  • 1 tablespoon onion granules
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic (minced)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (soft)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 dry/crumbly chicken oxo cube
  • 3.5oz-100g breadcrumbs
  • 3.5oz-100g plain flour
  • 2 large free-range eggs (whisked)
  • 3 skewers
  • Spray oil

Method

  1. Using a sharp knife, chop up the mince finely. Add the turkey, salt, pepper, onion granules and stock cube into a large mixing bowl and combine well using your hands. Roll into a ball, keep in the mixing bowl, cover with cling-film and pop into the fridge for 1 hour.
  2. Whilst the mince is cooling, if using wooden skewers- fully cover them with water and leave to soak for at least 30 minutes before moving onto the next step
  3. Remove the turkey from the fridge and evenly separate into 3 portions. Roll each portion into 3 individual balls using your hands. Set to one side. make your garlic butter by combining the butter, garlic and parsley into a smooth paste. Create a deep dint in the middle of each ball, add a blob of the butter and manipulate the turkey to cover the exposed butter so it ends up fully covered and in the centre of the turkey ball. Set to one side
  4. On a side plate, pour the flour. In a separate bowl, add the egg and in a separate bowl, add the breadcrumbs. This is your assembly line. Take a turkey bowl and cover in the flour- tapping off the excess. Cover in the egg and finally, completely cover with the breadcrumbs. Pop on a clean side to one side and continue this process until all the balls have been coated
  5. Pierce a skewer through the middle of 3 balls until the sharp end is near the top, trim off any excess wooden skewer (ensuring that you leave enough to hold whilst eating). Repeat this process until you have 3 skewers, each having 3 meatballs. Pop onto the roasting rack and place into the fridge for 1 more hour
  6. Pre-heat oven to 428˚F/220˚C regular oven or 394˚F /200˚C fan assisted oven. Follow by removing the turkey from the fridge, spray lightly with oil and pop into the pre-heated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, serve, enjoy hot or cold

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