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Turkey Feta Bites with Cranberry

On the first day of Christmas my favourite cooking school gave this recipe to me…

December 11, 2017

Turkey Feta Bites with Cranberry

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Turkey Feta bites with Cranberry

ingredients for thirty cocktail size
turkey bites
20gm unsalted butter
200gm baby spinach leaves
90gm fresh breadcrumbs
550gm turkey mince
1 x egg white
100gm feta
2 x spring onions
1tsp salt flakes
¼ tsp cracked black pepper
olive oil for cooking
cranberry
1 x medium orange
170gm dried cranberries
1 Tbsp caster sugar
½ cup/125ml red wine
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 cup/250ml water
serving
2Tbsp finely chopped chives (optional)

method

  1. Prepare components for turkey bites. Melt unsalted butter in large frying pan over medium heat until bubbling. Add spinach leaves and season lightly with salt and pepper. Turn occasionally and cook for a minute or so, until wilted. Drain in colander. When cool enough to handle, squeeze out liquid and finely chop.
  2. Place breadcrumbs, turkey mince, lightly whisked egg white, feta crumbled into pea size pieces and finely chopped white and green part of spring onions in large bowl.
  3. Add cooled chopped spinach. Season mixture with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly.
  4. Using a #60 mini scoop make mixture into balls. Flatten slightly and re-shape into mini burgers. Place on tray and refrigerate until needed.
  5. Make cranberry sauce. Zest orange to yield 1 teaspoon. Juice to yield 1 tablespoon. Place into saucepan along with remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring once or twice. Simmer gently, uncovered for about 15 minutes, until mixture is turning ‘jammy’.
  6. When cool blend half cranberry mixture until smooth. Stir back through coarse mix in saucepan.
  7. To cook bites, place large frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, shallow fry bites in 2 tablespoons olive oil for 1 to 2 minutes each side, until golden and bites are cooked through and springy to touch.
  8. Rest for a couple of minutes before serving.
  9. Serve warm chicken bites topped with a little dollop of cranberry. Scatter with finely chopped chives.

cooks notes

  • ‘Bites’ can be made in advance and allowed to chill right through in fridge. Just be aware if cooking after refrigerating to extend the time in the pan so they cook right through.
  • Once cooked, bites can be held in moderate oven for 5 minutes and can finish off cooking during that time if necessary.
  • Completed cranberry sauce can be refrigerated for up to 4 weeks. It’s great with turkey and ham too.
  • Craisins are dried cranberries that can be purchased in most supermarkets. They don’t contain sulphites but do have added sugar.
  • Use a whole orange for zest and juice as it will taste nicer than pre-squeezed bottled juice.
  • Make a cherry tomato, avocado and basil salsa seasoned with salt pepper and a pinch of ground cumin to top bites for an alternate version.
  • Make larger bites and serve as main course.
  • Replace turkey with chicken mince.

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