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Jerk Turkey Tenderloins Recipe

Jerk Turkey Tenderloins Recipe

This turkey recipe is best with fresh pineapple, however, on particularly busy days, I have used canned pineapple tidbits in an effort to speed preparation even more. My family enjoys this recipe several times a year. It's good on the grill, too. —Holly Bauer, West Bend, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1 package (20 ounces) turkey breast tenderloins
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • SALSA:
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Sprinkle tenderloins with seasoned salt. Combine the oil, rosemary, jerk seasoning and brown sugar. Rub over tenderloins. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 7-9 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Serve with turkey.
    Freeze option: Season turkey as directed. Transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag; freeze. To use, completely thaw in refrigerator. Broil tenderloins and prepare salsa as directed. Yield: 5 servings (2 cups salsa).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked turkey with 1/3 cup salsa equals 216 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 503 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.