Calypso Turkey Tenderloins



1 Large clove garlic, minced

1 Small bay leaf, crumbled

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1/3 c light brown sugar

3 tbsp rum, divided


1/2 c TURKEY BROTH or reduced-sodium chicken bouillon

1 tbsp cornstarch

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Lime slices for garnish



In food processor fitted with metal blade, turn on motor and drop garlic and bay leaf through feed tube. Process until fine, about 4 to 5 seconds (bay leaf will not be completely pulverized at this stage); scrape sides. Add ginger, cloves and brown sugar. Process about 5 seconds; scrape sides. Add 1 tablespoon rum and process until well blended, about 5 to 10 seconds.

With sharp knife, cut a lengthwise pocket in each tenderloin. Spread about 2 to 3 tablespoons of brown sugar mixture in each pocket.

In 11-inch skillet, bring bouillon to a boil. Carefully place tenderloins in skillet. Return bouillon to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, or until tenderloins are tender and reach 165 degrees F. on meat thermometer. Remove tenderloins to plate and keep warm.

In 1 cup glass measure, strain poultry juices from skillet. Add additional bouillon if necessary to make 1 cup. Return mixture to skillet.

In small bowl combine cornstarch and remaining rum. Stir cornstarch mixture into poultry juices. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, and cook mixture until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in lime juice.

To serve, slice tenderloins into medallions, top with sauce and garnish with lime slices.

Nutrition Facts

212 Total Calories

2 g Total Fat

8 % Daily Total Fat

70 g Cholesterol

170 mg Sodium

21 g Total Carbohydrates

27 g Protein