Lemon Sundried Tomato Turkey Chevapcici

Chevapcici (CHE-VAP-CHI-CHI) are small sausages from Croatia and all around the Mediterranean. They are typical street food and I love them in all kinds of meat. These are made from ground turkey and this is a perfect small recipe for two people. I have made them with sun dried tomatoes, lemon, basil, parsley and a few simple spices for something a bit different. Once you try them you will find a million ways to make them.

You will need:

  • 1 lb ground turkey - dark meat 
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp sun dried tomato- chopped fine or pureed
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest- finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes
  • salt/pepper- a good grinding of pepper and a generous pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
brush while cooking on grill with 1/2  lemon juiced and  2 tbsp olive oil

Step 1: put everything except meat in a food processor or use a knife to chop finely. Add all ingredients to turkey and mix well.

Step 2: roll into small  fingers- makes about 12-13 chevapcici which is perfect for two people. You can leave in fridge for a few hours or grill right away.

Step 3: grill a few minutes on each side brushing with lemon and olive oil.

Serve with a fresh salad and enjoy!


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