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Thai-style turkey bites

Thai-style turkey bites

These tasty turkey bites are great for using up Christmas leftovers and can be made ahead of time - just refrigerate and reheat when needed

Serves: 10
Preparation time:
15 mins
Calories per serving (kcal):
80
Fat per serving (grams):
3.8
For calories and fat figures:
1 bite = 1 serving

What you need:

  • 225g of cooked turkey
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, halved
  • 1tsp Thai red curry paste (more if you like a hotter taste)
  • 1 stalk lemon grass, outer leaves removed, chopped (optional)
  • Handful fresh coriander and basil
  • Juice of 1½ limes
  • Olive oil for pan-frying
  • 3 eggs
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish
  • Sweet chilli sauce, to serve
  • Salt & Pepper for seasoning

What you do:

  1. In a food processor, add turkey and whizz until well minced. Add shallots, garlic, curry paste, lemon grass (if using), herbs and lime juice. Whizz the mixture until quite fine and combined. Add eggs and mix thoroughly, then season well with salt and black pepper, and whizz again. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. In a large heavy-based frying pan, heat a little oil, then scoop up a dessert spoonful of turkey mixture and place in to the pan. Do this in batches and cook for 2 mins on each side until browned, then cook for a further 4-5 mins.
  3. Garnish with coriander and serve with sweet chilli sauce dip.

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