Turkey Sausage with Citrus Salsa

By Mark Martin, Executive Chef



1 Package TURKEY BACON, minced

1/2 Small white onion, minced

3 Cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsp dried sage

1 tbsp dried cumin

1 tbsp dried coriander

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp pepper

1/8 tsp dried red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp dried thyme

Citrus Salsa

1 Medium ripe pineapple, peeled

1 Medium grapefruit, peeled and sectioned

2 Medium oranges, peeled and sectioned

2 Medium limes, peeled

1 Medium lemon, peeled

2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

2 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cayenne pepper

3 tbsp tequila


Sausage Patties

Gently but thoroughly mix turkey, bacon, onion, garlic, herbs and seasonings. Form into 4-ounce patties.

Spray grill rack with nonstick vegetable spray. Prepare grill for direct cooking method. Place sausage patties on grill rack, 4 inches from the heat, over medium heat. Grill about 5-6 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Salt to taste.

Citrus Salsa

Dice pineapple, grapefruit, oranges, limes and lemon. Combine in mixing bowl with remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.

Serve 2/3 cup chilled salsa as an accompaniment to turkey sausage patties.

Nutrition Facts

400 Total Calories

20 g Total Fat

6 g Saturated Fat

115 g Cholesterol

1680 mg Sodium

20 g Total Carbohydrates

4 g Dietary Fiber

12 g Sugars

33 g Protein

8 % Daily Protein

90 % Daily Vitamin C

6 % Daily Calcium

15 % Daily Iron