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Spiced Turkey with Avocado-Grapefruit Relish

November/December 1995, EatingWell Serves Two

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This fresh-tasting citrus relish will perk up even the most jaded appetite, and it goes well with chicken, fish or pork. Serve it with a simple salad of Boston lettuce, scallions and cilantro and whole-wheat Couscous.



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"This is absolutely WONDERFUL. I was a little aprehensive when I saw the ingredients but the spice of the turkey and compiments of the relish are PERFECT. My husband has requested this be cooked bi-weekly and I couldn't agree more! It...
Spiced Turkey with Avocado-Grapefruit Relish Recipe

Makes: 2 servings

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Ingredients

Avocado-Grapefruit Relish

  • 1 large seedless grapefruit
  • 1/2 small avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Spiced Turkey

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder, (see Note)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 turkey cutlets, (8 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Preparation

  1. To prepare relish: Remove the peel and white pith from grapefruit with a sharp knife and discard. Cut the grapefruit segments from the surrounding membrane, letting them drop into a small bowl. Squeeze out remaining juice into the bowl and discard membrane. Add avocado, shallot, cilantro, vinegar and honey. Toss well to combine.
  2. To prepare turkey: Combine chili powder, five-spice powder and salt on a plate. Dredge turkey in the spice mixture.
  3. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until no longer pink in the middle, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve the turkey with the avocado-grapefruit relish.

Tips & Notes

  • Note: Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section.

Nutrition

Per serving: 340 calories; 16 g fat (2 g sat, 10 g mono); 45 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrates; 3 g added sugars; 31 g protein; 6 g fiber; 317 mg sodium; 560 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (100% daily value), Vitamin A (50% dv), Folate & Potassium (16% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 4 very lean meat, 3 fat



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