Calypso Turkey Tenderloins

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This recipe brings the flavors of the Caribbean into your kitchen. Turkey tenderloins are served with a sauce of rum, garlic, bay leaf, turkey broth and lime juice. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 bay leaf, crumbled

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons rum, divided

  • 1 pound turkey tenderloins

  • ½ cup turkey broth

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Directions

  1. In food processor fitted with metal blade, turn on motor and drop garlic and bay leaf through feed tube. Process until fine, about 4 to 5 seconds (bay leaf will not be completely pulverized at this stage); scrape down sides. Add ginger, cloves and brown sugar. Process about 5 seconds; scrape down sides. Add 1 tablespoon rum and process until well blended, about 5 to 10 seconds.

  2. With sharp knife, cut a lengthwise pocket in each tenderloin. Spread about 2 to 3 tablespoons of brown sugar mixture in each pocket.

  3. In 11-inch skillet bring bouillon to a boil. Carefully place tender- loins in skillet. Return bouillon to boil, reduce heat, cover and sim- mer 25 to 30 minutes, or until tenderloins are tender and reach 160-165 degrees F on meat thermometer. Remove tenderloins to plate and keep warm.

  4. In 1 cup glass measure, strain meat juices from skillet. Add additional bouillon if necessary to make 1 cup. Return mixture to skillet.

  5. In small bowl combine cornstarch and remaining rum. Stir cornstarch mixture into meat juices. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, and cook mixture until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice.

  6. To serve, slice tenderloins into medallions, top with sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

226 Calories
3g Fat
15g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 226
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 103mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 369mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.