Arabian Style Turkey with Crushed Garlic Potatoes


I enjoy creating meals without following recipes when I have the time, and I’m always up for a challenge. I’ve worked with Red Tractor before when they set me the challenge of cooking with Red Tractor ingredients. We enjoyed Beef stretched over a few meals, duck, rhubarb cake and more. When I was challenged to come up with an Arabian recipe containing Red Tractor turkey and two other red tractor ingredients, I put my thinking cap on. I have never cooked an Arabic recipe before and really wasn’t sure what I was doing for a few days. After some research, I came up with Arabian style turkey with crushed garlic potatoes.

Arabian Style TurkeyIngredients

These spices collate to become Baharat (a combination of either 4/7/or 9 spices mixed together).

  • paprika
  • cumin
  • pepper
  • coriander
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • cardamon
  • cloves

I left my turkey to marinade for around three hours with a small amount of olive oil and water to combine it all together.

Arabian Style Turkey


Other ingredients needed for the meal are

– cabbage, sliced finely

– garlic, chopped finely

– potatoes, cooked and sliced

– Turkey steaks


Take the marinaded turkey and either grill or shallow fry. I chose to do mine on the healthy grill and re used the remaining oil spice mix as a base for cooking the garlic, cabbage and potatoes.

In a pan, fry the garlic for two minutes in the re used oil mix, add the cabbage to cook, and finally the cooked sliced potatoes. These will be warmed through and will crisp up towards the end.

Arabian Style Turkey


Once the turkey is cooked through, slice into strips and set aside for plating up.

Arabian Style Turkey


I layered the potatoes and cabbage on the plate with turkey on alternate layers. The spice mix comes through in delicate but very flavoursome tastes.

I served mine with broccoli to give extra vegetables to the dish. Something very different but got a big thumbs up from everyone around the table.

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Arabian Style Turkey





  1. Ness (@baggiesbabe69)
    August 23, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    This looks lovely, I love the veggies you did with it, you can’t beat cabbage and potatoes with garlic mmmmmmm

  2. Tracy Nixon
    September 1, 2014 / 10:50 am

    This recipe sounds lovely! I love turkey and I love seasoned potatoes – a great Autumnal warmer! Thank you!

  3. December 23, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    this sounds packed with flavour and would do well in our house too! thanks for sharing Angela x

  4. Lavigne
    January 25, 2015 / 7:08 am

    Cool! That’s a clever way of lonoikg at it!

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