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Moroccan-spiced turkey bake


Serves: 2-3
timePrep time: 35 mins
timeTotal time:
Moroccan-spiced turkey bake
Recipe photograph by Mike English

Moroccan-spiced turkey bake

This gorgeous dish is reminiscent of both lasagne and moussaka. It scratches that ‘comfort food’ itch, yet keeps the starchy carbs low

Serves: 2-3
timePrep time: 35 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
505Kcal
Fat
21gr
Saturates
7.5gr
Carbs
25gr
Sugars
22gr
Fibre
7gr
Protein
50gr
Salt
1.3gr

Dale Pinnock

Dale Pinnock

Dale Pinnock, aka the Medicinal Chef, is a food writer and published author. His latest book, Eat Shop Save, is out now. 
See more of Dale Pinnock ’s recipes
Dale Pinnock

Dale Pinnock

Dale Pinnock, aka the Medicinal Chef, is a food writer and published author. His latest book, Eat Shop Save, is out now. 
See more of Dale Pinnock ’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 large courgettes, about 700g
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 250g turkey thigh mince
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½-1 tbsp harissa, depending on taste
  • 200ml passata
  • a handful of chopped coriander or parsley, plus more to serve
For the topping
  • 250g natural yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan

Step by step

  1. Heat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Cut the courgettes into strips, about 5mm thick maximum. You can use a mandoline or a knife to do this.
  2. Lay the courgette slices onto a foil-lined baking tray, brush both sides with 1⁄2 tablespoon olive oil, season, and then roast for 15-20 minutes. They need to be soft and golden at the edges, but not mushy.
  3. Fry the onion and garlic in another 1⁄2 tablespoon of olive oil, along with a pinch of sea salt, until the onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Add the turkey mince and continue to cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly until the turkey has browned.
  4. Add the spices and harissa and cook for 1 minute, stirring, until fragrant, then add the passata and season. Simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until you get a thick sauce. Stir in the herbs.
  5. Place a layer of the turkey sauce into the bottom of a medium-sized ovenproof baking dish (about 20 x 25cm), top with a layer of courgette slices, another layer of turkey, and repeat until all the turkey sauce and courgette have been used up.
  6. Combine the yogurt, egg and Parmesan, some salt and pepper, and whisk. Pour over the top of the dish.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. The topping needs to have firmed and be a golden brown, similar to béchamel. Scatter with more herbs to serve.

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