Coconut Lime Turkey Kabobs Recipe A Fresh Idea for Summer
I am one lucky woman. I’m in an amazing profession, where I get to create for a living and then share it with all of you. I have a husband who has supported me, encouraging me to leave my 9-5 job to make the dream of being a writer and content creator a reality. And I have the most amazing kiddos in the whole wide world. I often count my blessings, but I was hit with a dose of “feeling blessed” extra hard earlier this week. I, along with 4 other talented bloggers, were invited to create a recipe using Canadian Turkey. The only rules we were given was that the recipe had to use Canadian Turkey and that we should create a fresh summer recipe with it that our readers would love.
Amazing, right? I stood there in the butcher section of my local grocery store, staring at the different cuts of turkey, my mind spinning a mile a minute. I picked out what I wanted and then headed to the produce section– letting the produce talk to me and let me know what I should make. As I stood there, creating a recipe in my head, I thought to myself “I have the coolest job in the whole wide world.” I looked around, having this unbelievable need to share with someone just how lucky I am. That would just be weird to go up to someone at a grocery store and say “Ummm. Excuse me. I’m a blogger and I’m creating a fresh summer recipe using turkey. I just stood here in the produce section and created a recipe in my head. Isn’t that cool?” LOL. So instead I’m telling all of you! I appreciate you all so much for being such a big part of letting me do what I do. So THANK YOU!
Ok, now that that’s out of the way… Let’s talk TURKEY!!!
If you are like most of us, chances are you think about turkey once… possibly twice a year– Thanksgiving and Christmas. WHY??? (That’s another thought that popped into my head when I was in the butcher department at the grocery store.) Have you all taken a look at the “turkey section” at your grocery store lately? I had no idea there were so many turkey options to choose from! Ground turkey, turkey cutlets, turkey breast fillets, turkey breast steaks, turkey scalopini, turkey breast roasts, turkey sausage… so many options!
Turkey is an incredible source of protein, is lean, full of flavor, packed with vitamins and nutrients and can easily be switched, swapped and substituted for your other go to protein sources.
I highly encourage you all to check out the turkey section at your grocery store and try making some of your favorite recipes with turkey instead of another kind of meat! You won’t be disappointed.
When I think of summer food, I think of fresh produce, bright flavors like lime, cilantro and pineapple and creamy flavors like coconut. I decided to take those flavor profiles to create today’s recipe– Coconut Lime Turkey Kabobs! They have a Thai inspired flavor that smells and tastes delicious. I hope you and your family love this recipe as much as mine do!
Read on for my Coconut Lime Turkey Kabobs Recipe!
Coconut Lime Turkey Kabobs Recipe
For the marinade:
-2 cups of coconut milk (I make my own with our DIY Coconut Milk Recipe. If you use store bought, 2 cans is sufficient)
-1 thumb of ginger
-2 cloves of garlic
-2 tablespoons coconut sugar (brown sugar can be substituted)
-2 tablespoons peanut butter
-1 tablespoon soy sauce
-zest and juice of 2 limes
-1 handful of cilantro
For the kabobs:
-1 1/2 pounds of turkey breast steaks cut into 1 inch cubes (if turkey breast steaks aren’t available at your grocery store, any kind of boneless turkey breast can be substituted.)
-1 zucchini, cut into thick rounds, then cut in half to make half moons
-16 to 24 cherry tomatoes
-2 bell peppers cut into 1 inch pieces (I used super sweet mini bell peppers which were very fun for this recipe)
-12 crimini mushrooms, cut in half
-1 small pineapple, cut into 1 inch cubes
-1/2 red onion, cut into large chunks
Directions for the marinade:
1. Pour all of your ingredients into your blender. Blend until all of the solid ingredients are ground up and incorporated into the sauce. Voila! You have your marinade.
Directions for the kabobs:
1. Marinade your turkey. If possible, marinade overnight. If not, marinade for as long as possible. You are going to make a sauce out of the marinade so don’t skip this recipe if you don’t have a long timefor a lengthy marinade. Even half an hour will do.
2. Using a slotted spoon remove your turkey from the marinade. Place the marinade in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and let bubble for 20 minutes. This makes a delicious sauce for with your kabobs.
3. Take your kabob skewers and thread on your meat and veggies.
4. Pre-heat your BBQ to high. Place kabobs on the BBQ. Turn the heat to medium and close the lid. Let grill for 4-6 minutes, then flip and cook for another 4-6 minutes or until turkey is cooked through.
5. Serve with sauce reduced from marinade, cilantro and limes. We love our kabobs on top of quinoa. Enjoy!
Makes 12-16 kabobs, serving 4-6 people.
Want some more great turkey recipes? Check out the recipes that my blogger friends created and check out the Canadian Turkey website for more fresh ideas and delicious recipes made with Canadian Turkey!
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Make sure to keep your eye out for the Canadian Turkey logo when visiting your grocery store. Let’s help support Canadian Farmers who produce the highest quality of poultry!
Disclosure: Thank you for Canadian Turkey for working with us on this post. As with every article on Hello Creative Family, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own.