Recipe - Marinated Turkey Breast with Grilled Peaches


Serves 4, with leftovers

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 bay leaf, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice, cinnamon or cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless turkey breast (about half of a whole turkey breast)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 4 peach halves (preferably fresh) or pineapple spears
  1. Combine first 7 ingredients and set aside 3 tablespoons of the mixture.
  2. Add onions and turkey breast to remaining mixture, place in a shallow bowl or zip lock bag, and marinate 1 to 4 hours, turning several times.

To grill:

  1. Remove turkey breast from marinade and grill over medium high heat 12 to 15 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165°.
  2. Add balsamic vinegar to reserved marinade and place 1 tablespoon in the hollow of each peach half. Grill over medium heat for last 10 minutes.

To roast:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Place turkey on broiler pan in center of oven and roast for 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°. Add balsamic vinegar to reserved marinade and place 1 tablespoon in the hollow of each peach half. Put in oven with turkey the last 10 minutes.

Serving:

  1. Remove turkey breast from heat and let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Per 4-oz. Serving: 224 calories, 30 gm protein, 14 carbohydrate, 6 gm fat, 1 gm sat fat, 4 gm mono fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 2 gm fiber, 457 mg sodium.