I was thumbing through, yet another, new cookbook, Simple Weeknight Favorites from America's Test Kitchen when I found a great suggestion for turkey. If cookbooks weren't my weakness, I would blame my friend, Chris, for sharing about this one. She mentions on Facebook some great meals that she has prepared from this cookbook. The lady really needs a blog but since she doesn't have one, I had to add the book to my collection...now you know why I was reading another cookbook....and thinking about turkey, in June.
Spicy Orange Chipotle-Glazed
America's Test Kitchen
3/4 cup orange juice (2 oranges)
1/4 cup lime juice (2 limes)
1/4 packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp molasses
2 tsp minced canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
2 (8 to 12 ounce) turkey tenderloins, trimmed
Salt and pepper
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
Stir orange juice, lime juice, brown sugar, molasses, and chipotle in small bowl. Pat tenderloins dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Cook turkey until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Add orange juice mixture and cook, turning turkey occasionally, until turkey registers 160 degrees, 14 to 17 minutes. Transfer turkey to cutting board, tent loosely with foil, and let rest for 5 minutes.
Simmer glaze until thick and syrupy, 3 to 4 minutes. Cut tenderloins crosswise into 1/2 -inch thick slices and arrange on platter. Stir cilantro into glaze and season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour glaze over turkey and serve.
That was really simple and quite tasty. I loved the combination of sweet, hot, and smoky from the molasses and the chipotle. It is an all around winner to us.
The next time I make it I will cook the tenderloins longer initially. Mine may have been larger than the ones used in the Test Kitchen, but it took longer than 17 minutes to reach the recommended internal temperature which caused the sauce to thicken too soon. That aside....This is worthy of a repeat performance. ....next time with sweet potatoes!
The best part, is that I got to have turkey in June!