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Grilled Marinated Turkey Filet
Source: National Turkey Federation

Honey ginger marinated turkey, grilled and coated with a natural turkey glaze.

Prep Time: 13 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate

Nutrition Facts

Makes 15 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 476.8
Total Carbs 2.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Sugars 1.1 g
Total Fat 9.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Potassium 71.0 mg
Protein 92.5 g
Sodium 434.0 mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat , 1/2 Vegetables , 7 1/2 Meat
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Honey-Ginger Marinade
9 oz  crystallized ginger
3 oz  white wine
12 oz  honey

12 lb  turkey breast tenderloin, raw
0 1/2 lb  turkey bacon

0 1/4 cup  olive oil
3 each  medium garlic cloves
1 each  medium onions
1 each  medium carrots
1 each  medium celery stalks
1 tbsp  sea salt
1 tbsp  black pepper
1 tbsp  chopped parsley
1 each  bay leaves
0 1/4 oz  fresh thyme
2 cup  red wine
6 cup  low fat unsalted chicken broth
Honey-Ginger Marinade
  1. Combine ginger, white wine, and honey in a blender jar. Purée until smooth.
  1. Separate the turkey breast by cutting through the center of the rib cage.
  2. Gently pull and separate the breast from the turkey bones.
  3. Remove skin from the turkey.
  4. Square the ends of the breasts.
  5. Cut breasts across the grain forming 3 - 4 filets (about 8 ounces each) off each breast. Save bones for use in glaze.
  6. Wrap each filet with bacon and secure with toothpicks.
  7. Cover with 2/3 cup Honey Ginger Marinade and refrigerate for about 12 hours.
  1. Heat oil and sauté garlic, onion, carrots and celery until vegetables begin to caramelize.
  2. Add turkey bones. Season with salt, pepper and herbs.
  3. Place in a preheated 325 degree F oven for about 12-15 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  4. Add red wine and deglaze pan. Lower heat to a simmer and reduce liquid by 1/2.
  5. Add turkey stock to pan, bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer. Continue to cook until reduced by half.
  6. Strain, then continue to reduce until thick enough to coat a spoon.
Grilling the Turkey
  1. Place filets on grill and season as required.
  2. Grill on each side to make grill marks.
  3. Place in a preheated 325 degree F oven for about 12-15 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Drizzle with glaze.

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