My Persian minced turkey Pie

Visited Ingelsta Kalkon in Stockholm not so long ago, we were going to put in an order for a party hosted by my brother-in-law. We seized the opportunity to have lunch there. Ordered turkey pie, it was so good that I thought: I must try and make this when I get home! Had all the ingredients at home, as I imagined I just had to make my basic meat sauce and then roll it into puff pastry. Said and done. I froze the pies individually and forgot all about it.

Today when the sun is shining and it is 18 degrees (Celsius), it is somewhat suitable to eat the pie I thought. Directly from the freezer into the oven and 45 minutes later, I enjoyed a wonderful tasty turkey pie. Really handy to have in the freezer.

Of course, you can use pork, beef or vegetarian alternative instead of turkey meat, (see my earlier blog about vegan meat sauce). You can also use taco seasoning instead of the seasoning mentioned in the recipe – your imagination is the limit. The only thing you have to remember is that the consistency should be fairly dry. 

A package of puff pastry that is available to buy fresh in our store weighs 250 grams and provides 4 small pies, more than enough for 4 people. 

Ingredients: gives 8 small pies

500 grams of minced turkey or the meat of your choice or a vegetarian option.
1 medium-sized onion
100 grams each finely grated celeriac, carrots and parsnip
4 cloves of garlic
1.5 tsp salt
0.5 tsp black pepper
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp (Garde Limo) ground dried Persian lime
A Fond de Chef or a bullion
0.5 dl tomato paste
0.5 dl of lemon juice
1 dl apple juice
2 packages of Puff pastry
Grated cheddar or the cheese of your choice

Method:

  1. Peel and chop the onion, set aside
  2. Peel and chop the garlic cloves, set aside
  3. Wash,, peel and grate the carrots, celeriac, and parsnips, set aside.
  4. Measure all the seasoning, set aside.
  5. Melt some butter and oil in a spacious pan, fry the onion for 5 – 7 minutes.
  6. Add the chopped (minced or pressed) garlic and continue to fry for one minute.
  7. Add the turkey meat and fry until it changes color. Use two forks to divide the meat.
  8. Add the grated vegetables and continue to fry for 3 – 5 minutes.
  9. Now you add the lemon- and apple juice, seasoning, tomato paste, and the bullion, lower the heat and let it simmer for 5 – 10 minutes or until the meat is tender.
  10. Take out the puff pastry from the fridge and let it get room tempered.  
  11. Cut it in 5 cm wide stripes. Put some meat on top and roll. You don´t have to use molds really, just put them on a tray with some parchment paper, put some grated cheddar on top and cover and freeze. When they are frozen – you can pack them in one plastic bag.
  12. Take them out, put some tomato and more grated cheese on top and around and bake it in 175 degrees (Celsius) oven for 45 minutes.

Wonderful spring lunch.

Enjoy!

PS: Ingelsta Kalkon is a wonderful delicacy store and is located in the center of  Stockholm (Humlegårdsgatan 13). Everything is made with turkey meat. They also provide catering.  

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