Lesley Waters' Turkey Koftas

Lesley Waters' Turkey Koftas. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C/400°F.

  • Serves: 4
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Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C/400°F.

In a large roasting tin toss the onions and red pepper with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together the turkey mince, egg , garlic and paprika and season well. Divide the mixture in eight and using wet hands mould each into a 7-8cm sausage shape. Thread 2 sausages onto each kebab stick and place on a non-stick baking tray.

Drizzle the koftas with the remaining olive oil and roast in the oven for 18-20 minutes until lightly golden and cooked through.

Mix together the wine and cranberry sauce and pour over the roasted vegetables. Return to the oven for 12-15 minutes or until bubbling hot.

Serve the turkey koftas with the vegetables and a side dish of sour cream.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 large red pepper, thickly sliced
  • 450g British turkey mince
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon mild smoked paprika
  • 150mls red wine
  • 3 tablespoons good quality cranberry sauce
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • sour cream & coriander leaves to serve
  • 8 large metal skewers to cook
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Nutritional values per portion

Energy 399Kcals
Protein 34.2g
Total Fat 20.5g
Saturated Fat 7.1g
Carbs 13.9g
Sugars 12g
Salt 0.5g
Fibre 1.8g