Fire Roasted Turkey Kebabs with Papaya-Chili Mojo

By Marc Van Steyn, Executive Chef
Culinary Setting
Cooking Style
Boneless Breast
Dish Type


1 Medium orange, peeled and juiced

1 Medium lemon, peeled and juiced

1 tbsp whole cumin

1 tbsp whole coriander

2 Sprigs rosemary

7 Sprigs thyme

1/2 c canola oil

1 tsp black peppercorns


2 Medium ripe papayas

1/2 Medium jalapeno pepper

2 Cloves garlic

1 Medium lime, juiced

1 tsp cilantro

1/2 Medium shallot

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 Medium ripe mangos

2 Medium red peppers, seeded

1 Medium red onion

Salt & pepper To taste



Combine juices from orange and lemon in glass or other noncorrosive container along with peels from both.

In a pan, toast the cumin and coriander for approximately 1 minute over medium heat.

Combine all ingredients, except turkey, in bowl. Set aside.

Remove skin from turkey breast and cut breast into 1-by-1-inch cubes.

Place turkey into bowl containing marinade, stirring to coat all surfaces.

Cover and refrigerate 2-6 hours.

Papaya-Chili Mojo

Peel and seed papaya. Cut into small pieces and place in blender or food processor.

Add all other ingredients to papaya in blender/food processor.

Purée until smooth.

If mixture appears too thick, add a small amount of orange juice until it reaches desired consistency.

Cover and chill.


Peel and cut mangos into 1-by-1-inch cubes.

Cut peppers and onion into 1-by-1-inch cubes.

Drain turkey from marinade and discard marinade. Alternate pieces of turkey, mango, onion and peppers on metal or bamboo skewers.

Spray grill rack with nonstick vegetable spray. Prepare grill for direct cooking method, using medium heat.

Place skewers on grill rack, 4 inches from the heat. Grill approximately 5-6 minutes per side, until the internal temperature reaches 170 degrees F.

Serve kebabs with chilled Papaya-Chili Mayo.

Nutrition Facts

280 Total Calories

2 g Total Fat

0 g Saturated Fat

100 g Cholesterol

360 mg Sodium

30 g Total Carbohydrates

4 g Dietary Fiber

19 g Sugars

37 g Protein

40 % Daily Protein

260 % Daily Vitamin C

6 % Daily Calcium

15 % Daily Iron