|In Morocco, Bastilla is traditionally made with pigeon, but I use ground Turkey|
|Ingredients:||1lb ground turkey|
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 whole cinnamon stick
1 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 pound almonds
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 large sheets phyllo pastry dough
1/4 cup melted butter
Sautee the onions and ground turkey in butter
Mix all the ingredients together
The above steps can be done ahead of time, if desired. refrigerate ingredients until ready to cook.
phyllo dough can be a little tricky to work with. For best results, thaw completely. It's important to keep the dough you are going to work with wrapped in a slightly damp kitchen towel, as the dough dries out very quickly and becomes fragile and breaks apart.
Work quickly and cut filo into halfs, brush with melted butter
Take a heaping table spoon of turkey mix and place in center on filo halves. Roll on the diagonal until you have triangles and wrap any filo under.
Brush each with melted buter and bake at 375 until golden
RIght before serving , sprinkle with Confectioners sugar and ground cinnamon