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Grilled Jerk Turkey Recipe

Grilled Jerk Turkey Recipe

Moist and seasoned with ginger, Caribbean jerk spices and jalapeno pepper, this simple grilled entrée is more tangy than hot and spicy. It's wonderful for backyard barbecues. Diane Halferty - Corpus Christi, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (20 ounces) turkey breast tenderloins

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add turkey. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade from the turkey. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill turkey, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 7-10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Cut into slices. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked turkey equals 195 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 481 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.