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Turkey Tenderloin with Whiskey-Cherry Sauce

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From EatingWell:  May/June 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

Simmer antioxidant-rich cherries in a quick pan sauce spiked with whiskey and cranberry juice; it's luscious on turkey tenderloin (a lean but flavorful, quick-cooking cut you might have overlooked in the poultry case). Make it a meal: Serve with egg noodles.

6 servings | Active Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Season turkey with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and cook until golden brown on one side, about 3 minutes. Turn it over and transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until the turkey is no longer pink in the middle and registers 165°F on an instant-read thermometer, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer the turkey to a clean cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the pan over medium-high heat. (Be careful, the handle will still be hot.) Add onion and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add cherries, 3/4 cup cranberry juice, whiskey, thyme, mustard and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits, until reduced, about 4 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, stir together the remaining 1/4 cup juice and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to the pan and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 30 seconds. Slice the turkey and serve with the sauce.

Nutrition

Per serving : 210 Calories; 4 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 45 mg Cholesterol; 11 g Carbohydrates; 29 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 262 mg Sodium; 121 mg Potassium

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 4 very lean meat

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