Miso is usually associated with Japanese cuisine, but here we've appropriated it to lend a decidedly un-Japanese sauce a rich taste. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with brown basmati rice.

Elizabeth Hiser
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1998
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine water, orange juice, sherry (or Madeira) and miso in a medium bowl; whisk until smooth. Add prunes and rosemary; set aside.

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  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Season turkey with salt and pepper and lightly dredge in the flour, shaking off excess.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

  • Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the pan over medium heat. Add shallot and mushrooms; cook, stirring, until browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the miso mixture; cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Reduce heat to low and return the turkey and any accumulated juices to the pan. Simmer gently, spooning sauce over turkey, until heated through, about 1 minute.

Tips

Notes: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. Don't use the “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets--it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, purchase dry sherry that's sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.

Madeira, a fortified wine from the Portuguese island of Madeira, has a sweet, mellow flavor somewhat like sherry. Find it at liquor stores or in the wine section of the supermarket.

Miso is fermented soybean paste made by inoculating a mixture of soybeans, salt and grains (usually barley or rice) with koji, a beneficial mold. Aged for up to 3 years, miso is undeniably salty, but a little goes a long way.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; protein 31.6g 63% DV; carbohydrates 24.9g 8% DV; dietary fiber 1.8g 7% DV; sugars 9.8g; fat 10.6g 16% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 45mg 15% DV; vitamin a iu 386.9IU 8% DV; vitamin c 18mg 30% DV; folate 21.1mcg 5% DV; calcium 23.8mg 2% DV; iron 2.8mg 16% DV; magnesium 14.4mg 5% DV; potassium 483.7mg 14% DV; sodium 430.8mg 17% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.
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