Somebody’s Got a Case of The Mondays

Here’s how to fix them.
Make these speedy Turkey Kofta Sandwiches and relax.
Tuesday will be here before you know it.

Turkey Kofta Sandwiches
adapted from Everyday Food

Turkey Koftas
1 lb ground turkey (or chicken)
1 tbs salt
2 tbs Syrian Allspice  (Different from American Allspice which can be used in baking- this is a blend of black pepper, cumin, cinnamon and other flavors to create a savory spice rub or as my mother describes it – “it makes kofta….kofta!”- it can be found in Mediterranean markets or you can make your own). No luck? Black pepper and a pinch of cumin will work perfectly).
2 scallions, cleaned and chopped
1 small white onion, diced very fine or pureed

In a large bowl, mix turkey, spices and green and white onions. Mix thoroughly with your hands (get on in there). Shape mixture into ovals or small patties.
(Cooking note: These are wonderful on the grill, but broiling will work just as well).Place patties on a lightly greased baking sheet, about an inch apart. Broil on high for 3-4 minutes, then flip over and broil for another 2-4 minutes. Watch carefully, they will cook quickly. Serves 4 (as sandwiches)

Yogurt Sauce:

1 seedless cucumber (I like the small persian ones), diced
1 tbs dill (fresh or dried)
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 c. NF greek yogurt
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, mix thoroughly. Cover and chill.

For assembling sandwiches:
2 large loaves of Syrian Bread or 4 individual Wraps
Vegetables: Lettuce, thinly sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, red peppers and/or red onion
Olive Oil for drizzling (optional)
Feta cheese (optional)
Hummus (optional)

Splitting Syrian bread into 2 separate loaves (by pulling the halves apart at the seams); layer in the koftas, yogurt sauce and vegetables. (Adding some (or all) of the “optionals” above would make this sandwich divine!)

Gently roll up……

….and devour.

Monday, we crushed you.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Jen says:

    Dear Salad – with your recent ventures to the mediterranean, and your ethnic roots, can you tell me what “Kofta” means? Readers want to know.

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