Monday, August 25, 2008

Turkey Patties with Citrus-Spice Sauce

For any of you who may actually be reading this, I apologize for not posting for so long. Life has just gotten in the way lately.
I was supposed to have this up a couple of days ago, but instead I'm doing so now. The long awaited: Turkey Patties with Citrus-Spice Sauce!
In case anyone cares how I came up with this recipe, I was thinking about some friends I have who can take any spice you put in front of them and make any kind of dish, savory or sweet, without a qualm. I've always wondered how they do this, so I decided to test myself. I thought about what spice to try it with first. Cloves came to mind for some reason, so here we are. Perhaps I will try this again in the future as I become more familiar with different spices again.

Turkey Patties:
1 1/4 lbs ground turkey
1 cup oats or quinoa flakes
1/2 large or 1 small onion, diced
1/8 t nutmeg
1/8 t clove
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t allspice
1/2 c orange juice

Mix all together and form into patties. Bake in an oven at 375F until cooked well, about 30 minutes.

Citrus-Spice Sauce:
1/8t nutmeg
1/8 t clove
1/8t ginger
1/2 t salt
1c orange juice
1 1/2 T corn starch
1/4c sugar
1/4c brown sugar
1T lemon juice
1/4c water
pinch turmeric (for colour)

Mix everything together in a saucepan and bring to a simmer until it thickens. Serve over turkey patties above.
This sauce is a little overpowering by itself but compliments the turkey perfectly.

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