Barbecue Smoked Turkey Breast with Cranberry Jalapeno Salsa



2 tbsp ground cumin

1/4 c ground coriander

1/4 c chili powder

1/4 c paprika

1 tbsp ground mustard

2 tbsp light brown sugar

2 tsp salt

2 tbsp black pepper


4 tbsp liquid smoke

12 oz fresh cranberries

1 c orange juice

4 Medium jalapenos, seeded and minced

1 tbsp orange zest

2 c sugar

1 Bunch fresh cilantro, chopped




Combine cumin, coriander, chili powder, paprika, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover and reserve.

Place turkey breast, skin side down and pour 2 tablespoons liquid smoke over the breast. Rub the liquid into the turkey. Sprinkle half of the spice mixture over the turkey.

Turn the bird over and repeat the process, coating the skin.

Roast in a 325-degree F oven. Cover the turkey with foil for the first 45 minutes. Remove the foil and continue to roast for 2-1/4+ hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Allow to stand for 20 minutes before carving.


Meanwhile, place cranberries, orange juice, jalapeno, orange zest and sugar in medium size sauce pan over medium heat. Cook cranberries until thickened, about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro. Allow flavors to blend for at least 20 minutes.


Slice the turkey. Shingle an 8-ounce portion on each dinner plate and top with cranberry-jalapeno salsa.


Nutrition Facts

470 Total Calories

70 Calories from Fat

8 g Total Fat

12 % Daily Total Fat

2 g Saturated Fat

10 % Daily Saturated Fat

190 g Cholesterol

63 % Daily Cholesterol

718 mg Sodium

31 % Daily Sodium

34 g Total Carbohydrates

11 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

3 g Dietary Fiber

12 % Daily Dietary Fiber

29 g Sugars

63 g Protein

30 % Daily Protein

25 % Daily Vitamin C

6 % Daily Calcium

30 % Daily Iron