There are three Shoprites within 15 minutes of my home. Two are just about 5 miles away and the other is about 14 miles away. The one that is the furthest away is probably the best. They just redid their produce section and have added a KOSHER butcher! Woo-hoo! No more driving to West Orange – a 20 mile drive or to South Orange which is about 25 miles away. Anyway while I was at the Shoprite with the Kosher butcher I picked up a half turkey breast. Wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with it except grill it. When I sat down to make it I knew that I wanted a combination of sweet and savory. This is what I came up with:
Sweet and Savory Turkey Breast
1 Half Turkey Breast (about 2 -4 pounds), skin removed
juice of 1 lime
juice of 1/2 orange
1/4 cup or so maple syrup ( I didn’t measure, I just poured it in until the juice changed color from orangey to a bit browner)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 onion, minced
1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
Place turkey breast in bowl or baking pan just large enough to hold it.
Mix all ingredients well and pour over turkey breast. Let sit for at least 15 – 30 minutes, better if you can let it marinate overnight.
Grill over medium heat until interior reaches a temp. of 170. Let rest 15 minutes or so and then slice on the bias.
We served it with steamed broccoli and these sweet potatoes. Jeff isn’t great about writing down what he puts into his dishes or how long he cooks them for so here is my best approximation of what he did.
Jeff’s Sweet Potato Slices
Saute some chopped onion and garlic in a bit of oil.
Slice the sweet potatoes like you are going to make steak fries
Add the potato slices to the pan. Add some water and a few oregano sprigs. Cover and let cook until very tender.