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Something new for the Main course this Christmas
Member Name: kelebhutu
Date: 30/11/08, updated on 30/11/08 (247 review reads)
Advantages: easy to make great to eat
Disadvantages: too much margarine
Just submitting a recipe for people to cook something different this chrsitmas vacation or as a main course for any party which is really easy:
Prawn/turkey-Bulgar on a fresh salad bed:
Bulgar wheat -2cups(washed and drained)
Cooked peeled prawns -1 cup
Leftover turkey roast - cut up into cubes as much as you want
Onions chopped -3 small , 2 medium
Margarine - 4tbsp (could use butter/white oil)
Cumin seeds -1tbsp
Salt -2 tsp( to taste)
Tomato - 1 large fresh peeled and chopped
Water/stock - 3 glasses approx 750-900mls
Sweet chutney 6-7 tb spoonfuls(optional
Pepper powder (coarse)-1tbsp
Fish sauce few tspfulls( optional)
For salad :
Roughly torn lettuce -1
Carrots cubed small - 2
Raisins/dry-cranberry- 4 tbsp
Spring onion - 2-3 sliced
Roasted pinennuts (optional or any nut of your choice)
1. Melt the margarine in a big pan, splutter cumin seeds and fry the chopped onions till light brown .
2. Add the bulgar and fry for 10 mins till all the grains look well coated in marg and translucent, with constant stirring .
3. Add the chopped tomato, salt , pepper powder and stock.
4. Bring to boil and hold heat for 10 mins.
5. Bring to simmer , add the prawns/turkey or both and cover and cook till grains are tender and the water is fully absorbed.
6. Drizzle over the fish sauce if using.
7. Toss together all the slad ingredients
Level of difficulty:
Easy for pros, medium for novice.
Serve on on sid eof the plate with a small side helping of the salad and a spoonful of any sweet chutney .
Wouldn't recommend for dieters with that much marg .
Don't think you can find gluten-free bulgar wheat.
Bulgar wheat is available from any Turkish/greek grocery shop.
This would also use up any leftover roast turkey you might have stored.
Summary: never fails to surprise guests