Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Roast Turkey Breast with Cranberry-Jalapeno Sauce

An easy way to enjoy the flavor of fresh cranberry sauce without any effort is by using a container of cranberry-orange sauce. Look for it in your supermarket next to the canned fruits.

Serves: 8 (1/4 lb. turkey 2 Tbsp. sauce per serving)
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours

2 1/2 to 3 lbs. turkey breast half with bone, skinned, all visible fat removed
12-ounce container cranberry-orange sauce
1 Tbsp. snipped fresh cilantro
1 tsp. bottled minced jalapeno peppers

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Rinse turkey and pat dry. Place turkey breast, bone side down on the rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the breast. Cover loosely with foil. Roast in oven for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, stir together remaining ingredients. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes. Keep warm.

Remove foil from turkey and baste with some of the cranberry mixture. Continue to cook turkey, basting frequently, for 30 minutes more or until the meat thermometer registers 165 degrees. Serve turkey with remaining warm cranberry mixture.

Nutrition Facts: (per serving)
Calories: 236
Protein: 30 g
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Sodium: 87 mg
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:  1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g

Source: American Heart Association - Quick & Easy Cookbook pg. 133

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