Thursday, September 24, 2009

Talkin' Turkey

With the fall sneaking in now and then, as summer hangs on here and there.. I start thinking about FOOD! Yep I have a thing for it. That's kind of why I'm here no? I love to cook, eat and all that stuff in the fall. There is just something about the smell of a turkey cooking, or bread, cookies and the like that just makes home feel more like home.

But that doesn't mean I have to eat 2 dozen snickerdooles or a deep fried Turkey. I found this FUN new way to do Turkey over at Food TV by the Food Network. Give it a go, it's lower in calories and fat than almost anything I can think of for a quick dinner.

Turkey Souvlaki with Garlic-Yogurt Sauce

* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 4 reserved turkey burgers
* 1 teaspoon allspice
* 1 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1 cup lowfat plain yogurt
* 1/4 cup grated cucumber
* 1 teaspoon garlic powder
* 8 pieces lettuce
* 8 pita pockets (preferably the "pillowy" pockets that are slightly thicker than traditional pita pockets)


Heat large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil. Break turkey burgers up into small pieces and add pieces to skillet. Add allspice, cumin, and oregano and mix well. Cook 5 minutes to heat through, stirring frequently.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, cucumber and garlic powder. Mix well.

Place a piece of lettuce in the bottom of the pita pocket. Spoon turkey mixture onto lettuce in pita pockets and top with yogurt mixture.

1 comment:

  1. Ah....Food Network. My favorite programming. This is a good recipe. Unfortunately I end up making the "other" recipes too! [sigh] Thanks for the figure friendly encouragement! :P