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Turkey Tagine Recipe

Want a Mediterranean style meal for your midweek? Try our spiced turkey on a bed of flavoursome couscous.

Serves: 4    

Preparation time: 10 minutes plus 10-15 minutes standing time for couscous
Cooking time: 50-55 minutes (inc cooking time for couscous)


  • 450g / 1lb diced Red Tractor Turkey thigh
  • 2 tbsp seasoned Red Tractor flour
  • 1 tbsp Red Tractor rapeseed oil
  • 1 Red Tractor onion, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100g/4oz Red Tractor button mushrooms, wiped and sliced if large
  • 400g/14oz can chick peas, drained
  • 400g/14oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 450ml/ ¾  pint turkey or chicken stock
  • 75g/3oz ready-to-eat dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped Red Tractor coriander
  • 225g/8oz couscous
  • Salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander


  1. Toss the turkey in seasoned flour, reserve. Heat the oil in a large pan and gently sauté the onion, garlic and spices for 5 minutes. Add turkey to the pan and continue to cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until turkey is sealed.
  2. Add remaining flour and mushrooms and cook for a further 2 minutes then stir in the drained chick peas, canned tomatoes with their juice and the stock. Bring to the boil, cover with a lid then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile cover the couscous with 450ml/ ¾ pint of boiling water.  Leave for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally or until the water has been absorbed. Stir occasionally to separate the grains. Either place in a muslin lined steamer over a pan of gently simmering water and simmer for 20 minutes, fluffing with a fork or reheat in microwave on full power for 2-4 minutes, according to your microwave wattage and then stand for 1 minute.  Stir in salt and ground cinnamon to taste, the flaked almonds and chopped coriander.
  4. Add the apricots and cook for a further 10-15 minutes or until turkey is tender.  Spoon on top of the couscous, sprinkle with the toasted flaked almonds and chopped coriander and serve.

    Calories per portion 581
    Fat content per portion 14.5g

    For more great Red Tractor Assured turkey recipes visit www.britishturkey.co.uk
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