Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's All About the Turkey!

During this time of year, all I hear about is turkey this, turkey that. Maybe it’s all in my head but I have a feeling that it’s all about the turkey! Now most of the recipes I have found are stuffed turkey or huge oven roasted turkeys for a huge amount of guests!

But what if you like small gatherings or you have just a few people over for a cozy Thanksgiving? After thorough research, I found a recipe that is just what you need. I got it from http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/thanksgiving-turkey-recipes?ecd=wnl_chl_112310 so it’s not actually mine: a perfect Grilled Herbed Turkey Breast recipe that combines the turkey with heart-healthy ingredients and way of cooking combined!

2.5 to 2.75-pound turkey breast (if bone is included), which is equal to around 71 to 78 g
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage leaves
1.5 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary leaves
5 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Preparing this delicious meal
  1. Remove skin from turkey breast and discard. Cut the turkey breast away from the bone into two equal-sized fillets.
  2. Start preheating your indoor grill on high. Meanwhile, combine herb rub ingredients - parsley, sage, rosemary, garlic, and olive oil - in a processor bowl by pulsing for about 10 seconds.
  3. Use your hand or a spatula to spread the herb rub on both sides of each fillet (personally, I love to use my bare hands after washing them with warm water and soap for at least a 20 seconds scub, watch out not to have nail polish or any ring on your hands)
  4. When the grill is ready, arrange turkey fillets on it so that the grill top rests evenly on both pieces of turkey. Cook about 14 minutes (if fillet is 2 inches thick). Test the thickest part of the turkey fillet to make sure turkey is cooked throughout. You should be collecting some drippings in the tray of your grill.
  5. Remove turkey fillets to a serving platter and let them rest for about 5 minutes before serving.
Per serving, you have: 215 calories, 39 grams protein, 0.3 grams carbohydrate, 5.5 grams fat, 0.9 grams saturated fat, 3.6 grams monounsaturated fat, 0.8 grams polyunsaturated fat, 106 mg cholesterol, 0.1 gram fiber, 63 mg sodium.
If you noticed, no salt was added because adding this rich combination of herbs, garlic and olive oil will enhance the turkey’s taste while providing you with extra antioxidants on the side! You can even put green leafy vegetables or a rainbow of steamed vegetables!
You can check the NutritionData Widget on the right to assess the calories in your dish.
And look for more grilled turkey recipes on: http://www.turkeyfarmersofcanada.ca/recipes/Turkey-Breasts/


  1. what a great blog! here is so many inspirations!

    have a nice time,

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  3. I love your blog.For my mom, it's always about the turkey, and Im looking forward to Mom's turkey :) I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving.

  4. Thank you Paula & Vincent!
    And Alisa, Happy Thanksgiving, I'm sure your Mom's turkey is just as delicious :)