christmas british turkey crackers
 
preparation time: n/a 
cooking time: 30 minutes 
fat per portion: 24.1g 
 
 
  50g / 2oz butter
1 small  onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 clove  garlic, peeled and crushed
1/2 tsp  tumeric
1/2 tsp  ground ginger
1 tsp  ground cinnamon
1 tsp  ground coriander
  450ml (3/4pt) stock
  150ml (1/4 pint) orange juice
1 tsp  grated orange rind
  125g / 4oz couscous
  50g / 2oz sultanas or raisins
  50g / 2oz)pine nuts, lightly toasted
1 Tbsp  freshly chopped parsley
  300g / 10ozcooked turkey, diced
  salt and freshly ground black pepper
6   sheets 275g / 9oz filo pastry
 
to make the filling, melt half of the butter in a medium saucepan, add 
the onion and garlic and cook 3 - 4 minutes to soften. stir in the 
spices then add the stock, orange juice and rind and bring to the 
boil. add the couscous then reduce the heat, cover and cook 5 - 6 
minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the couscous 
grains. mix in the sultanas or raisins, pine nuts and allow to cool. 
just before assembling add the parsley and turkey, season if needed. 
heat the oven to 190 c/375 f/gas mark 5. melt the remaining butter. 
take a sheet of filo and cut in half to give two pieces measuring 25.5 
x 23 cm (10 x 9"), brush lightly with butter. 
for each cracker, place about 3 dessertspoons at one end of the 
pastry, leaving 4cm (11/2") clear at the sides. carefully roll up then 
twist the ends. place the crackers on a greased baking tray. repeat 
the process with the rest of the filling and filo pastry. bake the 
crackers in the pre heated oven for 20 - 25 minutes until golden and 
crisp. serve hot or cold with crisp green salad. makes 12. 
 
 
 
 
 
(ID: 75232) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Tue, Dec 21, 2004


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