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!