Spiced Turkey Wreath

Servings 2 wreaths


For the Turkey Marinade:

  • ¾ lb boneles Turkey chopped into bite sized pieces
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • ¾ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp lemon juice

The Filling:

  • Marinated Turkey (above) above
  • ½ a cup diced onion
  • 1.5 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 minced green chillies
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red pepper
  • Fat pinches of coarsely ground pepper

To Fill & Bake:

  • 2 sheets all butter puff pastry
  • 1 egg whisked with a tbsp. of water
  • Sesame seeds to sprinkle over top optional


  1. Marinade the turkey with all the marinade ingredients for at least two hours.

  2. When ready to cook pull it out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature
  3. Saute the diced onion in a little oil and add the turkey pieces, sauté for 2 minutes
  4. Simmer covered with a splash of water until super tender, about 20 minutes. If the turkey starts to stick of burn during the cooking process add a little water.
  5. When tender add a tsp of cornstarch and cook on medium heat for a minute

  6. Now add in the remaining ingredients and mix till well combined. Taste, adjust seasoning. Let cool completely.

To make the wreath shape:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cut the puff pastry into 6 even strips. Divide them horizontally across the middle to halve the original 6 and create 12 strips. Lay the strips in a slightly overlapping circular fashion – they will look like a flower.
  3. Divide half the filling among each strip then ‘close’ the puff pastry strips at a diagonal. Repeat till all the strips are closed and you have a pretty wreath.

  4. Brush each ring well with the egg wash, scatter over your sesame seeds and bake for 25-30 minutes until evenly golden brown.

Recipe Notes

Notes: To make the making of a wreath shape easier you can place a cup in the middle and build the circle around it then simply remove it before putting the wreath in the oven.