Spiedini-Style Turkey Skewers

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Created by Trish Farano, this recipe was one of two Runners-Up  in the Food and Culinary Professionals’ (FCP) Recipe Contest, Get Ready to Fire Up the Grill with Turkey.

Turkey breast filets make a quick and easy entree.  This recipe, with an Italian flair will please both family and friends.

Ingredients

2 pounds thinly sliced, boneless turkey fillets
1/3 cup olive oil or canola oil
¾ cup Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Skewers (soak wooden skewers in water at least 15 minutes before using)
Lemon wedges, (optional)
Finely chopped fresh herbs (basil, oregano, parsley), (optional)

Directions

1
Slice each filet into ¾-inch wide x about 2-inch long strips.
2
Pour olive oil into shallow dish.
3
On sheet of waxed paper, combine bread crumbs, parmesan, lemon zest and garlic powder.
4
Dip each turkey strip in olive oil and then into bread crumb mixture.
5
Thread each strip onto skewers leaving a small amount of space between strips.
6
Place skewers on well-oiled grid over medium-high heat; sear on each side to char crumb coating. Move skewers to indirect heat and continue cooking, turning frequently, 8 to 10 minutes until turkey reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. If desired, serve with lemon wedges and garnish with finely chopped fresh herbs.