Moroccan Spiced Turkey Skewers with Couscous Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup (250 mL) couscous, cooked according to package directions
  2. 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped dried apricots
  3. 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped pistachios
  4. 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  5. 1 tbsp (15 mL) each lemon juice and olive oil
  6. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  7. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each ground cumin and coriander
  1. 1 lb (500 g) extra lean ground turkey
  2. 1/4 cup (60 mL) breadcrumbs
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped fresh parsley
  6. 1 tsp (5 mL) each ground cumin and coriander
  7. 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
  8. 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  9. 8 wooden skewers, soaked

Method

  1. Mix ground turkey with breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, parsley, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and salt. Divide into 8 equal amounts and shape each quantity into a long thin sausage shape. Pierce skewer lengthwise through centre of each "sausage". Grill on barbecue preheated to medium-high for 10 to 12 min., turning occasionally, or until browned and cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  2. Meanwhile, toss couscous with apricots, pistachios, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, cumin and coriander. Serve with turkey skewers.