Pecan Turkey with Coconut, Pineapple and Papaya Relish



1/2 c coconut, shredded

8 oz fresh pineapple, diced

8 oz fresh papaya, diced

3 oz red onion, finely chopped

1 Medium red pepper, seeded and diced

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp fresh orange juice

Salt and freshly ground black pepper To taste

1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped

1 c pecans, chopped fine

2 tbsp shallots, minced

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

3 tbsp dry breadcrumbs

2 tbsp olive oil

1 5-lb TURKEY BREAST, boned and trimmed to a 3-lb breast

3 tbsp unsalted butter

1/4 c canola oil

3 tbsp honey mustard




Place coconut, pineapple, papaya, onion, red pepper, 1 tablespoon oil, brown sugar, lemon and orange juices in sauce pan.

Bring mixture to a boil. Immediately lower heat and simmer until onions and peppers are tender. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Remove from heat, stir in chives. Reserve warm for service.


Mix chopped pecans, shallots, parsley, breadcrumbs and olive oil together.

Pat the turkey breast dry with clean paper towels. Season the turkey breast with salt and pepper.

Heat a large sauté pan with butter and canola oil. Sear the outside of the turkey.

Remove turkey from pan and spread honey mustard onto top of turkey.

Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Spread pecan coating on top of turkey breast.

Roast in a preheated 350-degree F standard oven until the internal temperature of the turkey breast reaches 165 degrees F.

Allow the turkey to stand for about 5-7 minutes.


Slice turkey breast and place 4-ounces on serving plates along with 1/2 cup coconut, pineapple and papaya relish.


Nutrition Facts

710 Total Calories

370 Calories from Fat

41 g Total Fat

63 % Daily Total Fat

9 g Saturated Fat

45 % Daily Saturated Fat

165 g Cholesterol

55 % Daily Cholesterol

500 mg Sodium

21 % Daily Sodium

30 g Total Carbohydrates

10 % Daily Total Carbohydrates

5 g Dietary Fiber

20 % Daily Dietary Fiber

19 g Sugars

58 g Protein

30 % Daily Protein

140 % Daily Vitamin C

8 % Daily Calcium

25 % Daily Iron