Timber 2 Table - Grilled Hawaiian-Style Turkey Heart Skewers

Save the hearts from your wild turkeys for the perfect appetizer to serve your friends and family

Grilled Hawaiian-Style Turkey Heart Skewers

30 Min

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time





Not many hunters save their wild turkey hearts, but if everyone knew how good they are, more would. This recipe skewers the hearts along with pineapple, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms. The skewers get glazed with a sweet and salty mixture as they grill on the Traeger.

These Hawaiian-style skewers are a great way to introduce wild turkey hearts to hunters who don't usually save them.



5 wild turkey hearts, quartered

2 bell peppers, seeded and cut into chunks

1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

1 red onion, quartered

16 ounces cherry tomatoes

16 ounces small portobello mushrooms

Salt and pepper


3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 lime, juice and zest

2 medium garlic cloves, diced

1 Thai chile pepper, finely diced (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Trim any connective tissue and fat from the hearts. Halve the heart vertically, the slice again so that each heart yields 4 pieces.

Trim any fat and connective tissue from the hearts, then quarter into bite-size pieces.

Serve over rice for a main course or individually as an appetizer.