North African Turkey Kebabs

Total Time
24 min
9 min
15 min
You’ll love the hot and spicy flavors of these quick-to-fix ground turkey skewers.

uncooked extra lean ground turkey breast

1 pound(s)

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced


2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

ginger root

2 tsp, fresh, peeled and grated

ground coriander

1 tsp

hot pepper sauce

1 tsp

ground cumin

¾ tsp

table salt

¾ tsp

ground cinnamon

¼ tsp


  1. Spray the grill rack with nonstick spray; prepare the grill for a medium-hot fire.
  2. Combine the turkey, garlic, cilantro, lemon juice, ginger, coriander, hot pepper sauce, cumin, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl; mix well. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion into a cylinder 5 inches long and 1 1⁄2 inches in diameter. Chill 30 minutes. Insert a skewer, lengthwise, into the center of each cylinder.
  3. Place the kebabs on the grill rack and grill, turning every 3 minutes, until the turkey is cooked through, 12–15 minutes. Yields 1 kebabs per serving.
To get a head start on this recipe, you can make the cylinders of turkey the day before and refrigerate them, covered, until you’re ready to grill them. Added bonus—the flavors will get a chance to blend and develop this way.

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