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Spiced Jerk Turkey with Mango Salsa

  • 30 m
  • 30 m
Diabetic Living Magazine
“Jamaican jerk seasoning can be a combination of many spices, but usually contains allspice and always packs a hot punch from chili powder.”


    • 2 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning
    • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
    • Dash ground red pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 4 (2 ounce) slices turkey breast, cut ¼- to ⅜-inch thick
    • ½ cup chopped, peeled mango, nectarine or peeled peach
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
    • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
    • ½ teaspoon lime juice
    • ½ teaspoon ?nely chopped, seeded fresh serrano chile pepper


  • 1 In a small bowl, combine jerk seasoning, cumin, salt, ginger and ground red pepper; reserve ½ teaspoon of the mixture for the salsa. Add 1½ teaspoons oil and the garlic to the remaining mixture. Use your fingers to rub the mixture evenly onto both sides of turkey. Set aside.
  • 2 Stir together mango (or nectarine or peach), bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, serrano and the reserved cumin mixture in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • 3 Heat the remaining 1½ teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook half of the turkey at a time for 4 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. (Add more oil if necessary during cooking.) Serve the turkey with the salsa.
  • Tip: Hot peppers contain volatile oils that can burn eyes, lips and sensitive skin. Wear plastic gloves while working with peppers and be sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterward.
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