Turkey Bangkok Salad with Peanut Dressing



2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce

1 Large garlic clove, peeled and minced

1 tsp fresh ginger root, peeled and grated

1/8 tsp sesame oil


1 Medium garlic clove, peeled

1 Slice fresh ginger root, peeled (1/2 X 3/4-inch)

1 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves

1/4 c rice vinegar or white vinegar

2 tbsp juice from reserved Mandarin oranges

2 tbsp smooth peanut butter

4 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce

4 tsp sesame oil

4 tsp hoisin sauce

2 Heads leaf lettuce, rinsed, drained and torn into bite size pieces

6 Green onions, cut into 1/4-inch slices

1 Medium red onion, cut into 1/4-inch rings

1 Medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch strips

1/3 lb fresh pea pods

1 8-oz can Mandarin orange slices, drained and juices reserved

1/4 c unsalted peanuts

3 oz chow mein noodles



Mix honey, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and sesame oil together. Place in a large, self-closing plastic bag.

Pierce the tenderloin several times with a large fork. Place it in the plastic bag and seal the bag. Refrigerate and marinate for 1 hour, turning tenderloin every 15 minutes.

Preheat the grill for direct-heat cooking. Remove turkey from marinade and discard marinade.

Grill tenderloin 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through the grilling time. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Allow tenderloin to rest for 10 minutes. Slice into 1/4-inch medallions.

Peanut Dressing

In a food processor, filled with the metal blade and with the motor running, drop in the garlic and ginger. Process until minced. Add cilantro and process 45 more seconds or until finely chopped.

Add vinegar, orange juice, peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil and hoisin sauce. Process until smooth.

Place dressing in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Salad Assembly

In a large bowl, combine lettuce, onions, bell pepper, pea pods and oranges.

To serve, arrange salad mixture on 6 serving plates. Top with 1/6 of the tenderloin medallions.

Garnish each with 2 teaspoons peanuts, 1/6 of the chow mein noodles and 2-1/2 tablespoons Peanut Dressing.

Nutrition Facts

Total Calories 335

Total Fat 15 g

Cholesterol 47 g

Sodium 497 mg

Total Carbohydrates 28 g

Protein 25 g