Bacon and Sausage Koftas

This makes a nice change to the traditional chipolatas wrapped in bacon, to accompany the christmas turkey. In this recipe I have included some chopped coriander and spices, to accompany the Roast Saffron Turkey but if you are preparing a more traditional roast simply leave these out and add some sage or chopped parsley instead.

12 Portions
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes under the grill of 40 minutes in the oven with the turkey


Bacon and Sausage Koftas

  • 600g good quality sausage meat
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • zest 1/4 lemon
  • pinch paprika
  • maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 rashers of rindless streaky bacon

You will need

  • 12 skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


  1. Koftas: Place the sausage meat in a bowl with the garlic, coriander, cumin, ginger, lemon zest, paprika and a little seasoning, and mix until well combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into 12 sausage shaped rolls, place on the skewers, wrap in the bacon and lay out on a lightly oiled tray. Cover and refrigerate until ready to cook (koftas can be prepared a day in advance).
  3. To Cook: Place the koftas under a hot grill for 5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Alternatively you can place them on a moderate-high barbecue or in the oven with the turkey for 40 minutes turning after 20 minutes.