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Waste Not, Want Not

Waste Not, Want Not

Issue 63 December 2009

This season let Huma Mehdi guide you through five of her favourite festive tips to transform last night's turkey leftovers.


Recipes and food styling: Huma Mehdi and Fatema Bandali

Photography: Steve Lawson


Shami Kebabs

Serves 4-6

400g cooked turkey meat (shredded)
2 plum tomatoes finely chopped
2 medium sized potatoes, boiled and
1 medium onion finely chopped
½ teaspoon course black pepper
½ teaspoon course red chilli flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
2 green chillies finely chopped
juice of 1 lemon
zest of ¼ lemon
1 medium sized egg
2 tablespoons corn flour
1 slice of white bread made into
oil to fry, salt to taste

1. Put the turkey meat in a food processor and blend until smooth
2. Add the remaining ingredients to the mashed potatoes and mix well
3. Combine the mash mix with the turkey paste and mix again
4. Heat a little oil in a frying pan
5. Shape a golf ball sized bit of the mix into burgers
6. Shallow fry until golden brown on a medium heat
7. Serve with a salad of sliced onion, tomatoes and cucumber and a squeeze of lime juice. Alternatively combine the salad with a little Greek yoghurt to make a dip


Other recipes this month include:

Creamy Turkey and Vegetable Pie

Turkey Rice Salad

Turkey Korma

Turkey Sandwich


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