I have to say I am a turkey is for every week and not just at Christmas sort of person as it a lower fat option. I also love all types of pulled meat and turkey makes great pulled meat too! This recipe which I have developed for Leisure who were looking for Middle Eastern twist on recipes. They also wanted hints of Christmas to it, so I have added clementines. The pomegranate seeds look festive. With the Middle Eastern spices, there is hints of Christmas in there anyway. You can swap the clementines for oranges as clementines tend to have a short season making it a all round the year winner!
I have partnered this pulled turkey with a beautiful and healthy quinoa salad. Make the quinoa salad whilst the turkey is cooking. The turkey cooks in a sauce to keep it moist which we take out just before serving and thickening with some corn flour if needed.
Marinade the meat overnight if you can with the spice rub as this intensifies the flavours.
Of course this pulled turkey can be served how you like and it is equally at home in a roll, alongside some mixed leaves. This recipe was a huge hit here. We had an extra person staying who also loved it too.
This would make a great supper over the festive season as it looks rather beautiful I think. You can cook the spiced quinoa itself up to 4 days before just store covered in the fridge. Make up the salad on the day though.
Don’t be put off my the long list of ingredients as it is mainly spices, which are firstly used in the rub, more for the sauce and spices for the salad too.
This recipe serves 6 but there is left over pulled turkey which is perfect for sandwiches the next day!