Jerk Turkey Tenderloins
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes5 servings (2 cups salsa)
- 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
- 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
- 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°.
- 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.
Editor's NoteWear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 216 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 503mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.
Feb 25, 2014
I fixed the salsa as directed, only with canned pineapple, and I really did my own thing with the meat, since I lacked the jerk seasoning. I baked it , and used a Rosemary and Garlic bottle of seasoning I wanted to try along with salt and pepper. Baked, because I'm not good at broiling. It ended up really good though, and I want to fix it again.
Nov 22, 2013
I served it over brown rice. It was flavorful and quick!
Mar 19, 2011
This was really good! A nice change from chicken!
Jan 18, 2010
My family loved this. The turkey was perfect. The salsa, I altered just a little: I did not add any salt. It has plenty of flavor and doesn't need it. We put the meat in wheat tortillas and added some shredded cabbage with the salsa, it was great.