Coconut-Lime Turkey Skewers

Coconut-Lime Turkey Skewers

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Threading strips of turkey tenderloin onto skewers is a unique way of preparing this white meat. The tenderloin gets its flavor from the sweet-and-spicy citrus marinade and the toasted flaked coconut which is sprinkled on top just before serving.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ⅓ cup coconut water
  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 turkey breast tenderloin (12 to 14 ounces total)
  • 8 8- to 10-inch skewers (see Tip)
  • ¼ cup flaked coconut, lightly toasted (see Tip)

Preparation

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  1. For marinade, in a large resealable plastic bag combine coconut water, lime peel, lime juice, honey and the crushed red pepper.
  2. Cut turkey tenderloin lengthwise into thin strips, each about ¼ inch thick. Add to marinade in bag. Seal bag, turning to coat turkey. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  3. Drain turkey, discarding marinade. Thread turkey, accordion-style, onto skewers. Place skewers on the grill rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill, covered, for 6 to 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, turning once halfway through grilling. To serve, sprinkle skewers with coconut.
  • Tips: If using wooden skewers, soak skewers in enough water to cover for 30 minutes before using.
  • To toast coconut, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice, watching closely to avoid burning.
  • Serve with Rice Noodle Vegetable Salad.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 skewers
  • Per serving: 151 calories; 2 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 3 mcg folate; 52 mg cholesterol; 11 g sugars; 33 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 23 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 76 mg sodium; 91 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 1 other carbohydrate

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