Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Glazed Turkey Tenderloin

So what is a Turkey Tenderloin?  It is the part of the turkey derived from the softest sections of the breast, the white portion of the turkey breast meat taken from the center of the breast of a turkey. Typically they come with two tenderloins in one package.

One is great for 2-3 people, but you would need both for up to 6 people. Turkey tenderloins are very versatile and can be marinated, grilled, roasted, fried ... the possibilities are limited only by your imagination, making a wonderful substitute for beef or pork in many dishes.  Additionally, they are fairly economical, which is an added bonus.

1 turkey tenderloin
3 tbls. molasses
2 tbls. grainy mustard
1-2 tsp balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and place tenderloin in dish.  In a small bowl, whisk together the other ingredients and spoon about 1/3 of the mixture over the tenderloin. Roast 35-40 minutes, basting several times during the cooking process.  Remove from oven, tent with foil, and allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.

Yield:  2-3 servings