Summer is here and there is no better time to get get outside and fire up the grill for some delicious and healthy food. If you need some grilling inspiration look no further than Canadian Turkey with a wide variety of cuts to help you create tasty meals for family and friends all BBQ season long.
Make turkey the star of your grilling recipes this summer and feel good knowing you are serving your family and friends a leaner and lighter choice that packs big flavour. Turkey is an ideal choice for serving at family get-togethers, as well as for everyday meals and snacks, and backyard BBQ’s. Just think of all the options – burgers, kebabs and sausages made with juicy and flavourful Canadian turkey. You can even BBQ a whole turkey!
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Try substituting turkey into any of your favourite BBQ recipes for a lighter version that is lower in fat but full of fantastic flavour. Both white and dark meat is lean as well as being protein and nutrient-rich. When you throw Canadian Turkey on the grill, you can feel good knowing you are serving up a healthy and great tasting meal.
6 Reasons to Grill Turkey Kebobs All Summer Long
Get creative with your kebobs and use lighter and leaner turkey products like turkey pepperoni, turkey sausage and turkey kielbasa to add big flavour without adding big calories.
So much to choose from:
Try moist and flavour-packed turkey thighs to make your kebobs. With turkey, both white and dark meat is lean!
Packed with flavour:
Turkey’s deep and rich taste lends itself to a wide variety of flavour profiles. Experiment with sauces, glazes, rubs and marinades to pack your kebobs with flavour and customize to your family’s likes.
Plan to make extra kebobs to have a ready-made meal starter on hand. Leftover kebobs and roasted veggies make a hearty base for a salad for lunch or dinner the next day.
For an easy weeknight meal, pre-make your kebobs and freeze them without cooking. Pack them in spice rubs or marinades of your choice. Defrost on the morning you plan to use, then all you need to do for dinner is pop them on the grill and enjoy!
Kebobs are a great way to use up any leftover veggies in the fridge. You can BBQ almost anything as long as you remember to cut your veggies to approximately the same size so they will cook uniformly.
Cooking with kebobs will mean very little mess in the kitchen and hardly any clean-up. Instead of dishes and pans, you may have some skewers left over for the dishwasher or better yet you can use disposable wooden skewers. These meals-on-a-stick are the perfect way to minimize your time in the kitchen!
Visit your local supermarket or butcher for a variety of 100% Canadian-raised whole turkey and turkey cuts available, including ground turkey, turkey breast, turkey rolls and roasts, turkey thighs and drumsticks, turkey steaks, turkey burgers and turkey sausages. With so many cuts to choose from, there are unlimited ways that turkey will add sizzle to your table this summer!
Tasty Turkey Kebobs 4 Ways Recipe Guide
Download and print this handy “Tasty Turkey Kebobs 4 Ways” Recipe Guide for easy summer recipes your family will enjoy on the grill this summer! You can make flavour-packed kebobs ahead of time and freeze them for a quick grab-and-go meal, or plan to make extra for leftovers for a quick salad or pasta the next day. Turkey is such a versatile choice that there are endless ways to experiment with different flavor combinations so don’t be afraid to get creative on the grill this summer!
Looking for additional tips, recipes and HOW TOs? Visit canadianturkey.ca for all your cooking inspiration. The recipe section is filled with amazing grilling recipes for full meals, snacks, appetizers and family favourites. Visit the HOW TOs for helpful grilling tips and techniques. Be sure to connect with Canadian Turkey on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or YouTube for updates.
Caribbean Teriyaki Turkey Kabobs
Pre-soaked Wooden Skewers
1/2 Cup Jerk Sauce
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 Can Pineapple Chunks, juice reserved
1 lb boneless, skinless 100% Canadian turkey breast, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 Red Pepper, Chopped
Combine together the jerk sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and pineapple juice.
Place the turkey in the marinade, cover and refrigerate for one hour.
Thread the marinated chicken, pepper and pineapple onto the skewers, alternating items.
Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the kabobs on the grill and cook for 12-15 minutes, turning half-way through, until turkey is fully cooked.
- Pre-soaked Wooden Skewers
- 1/2 Cup Jerk Sauce
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
- 4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 Can Pineapple Chunks, juice reserved
- 1 lb boneless, skinless 100% Canadian turkey breast, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 Red Pepper, Chopped
- Combine together the jerk sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and pineapple juice.
- Place the turkey in the marinade, cover and refrigerate for one hour.
- Thread the marinated chicken, pepper and pineapple onto the skewers, alternating items.
- Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the kabobs on the grill and cook for 12-15 minutes, turning half-way through, until turkey is fully cooked.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g
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Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Canadian Turkey. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Liz Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys cooking and baking, food photography, and reading.