Turkey Tenderloin with Shallot-Cranberry Sauce

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This is an easy way to serve turkey with a festive cranberry sauce that is not too sweet.
Ingredients
2 turkey tenderloins (1.5 lbs)
3/4 tsp salt, divided
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
4 tsp canola oil, divided
4 small shallots, peeled and cut in large chunks
3/4 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
2 tbs light brown sugar
1 tbs fruit flavored vinegar (raspberry, orange, or pomogranate)
 
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2. Sprinkle turkey with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper. Heat 2 tsp oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Add turkey and brown on all sides.  (about 5 minutes.)  Transfer to baking sheet but retain skillet for sauce.  Roast turkey in oven until it reaches 165 degrees. (15-25 minutes.)
3. While the turkey is roasting, add the remaining 2 tsp of oil to the skillet.  Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 4 minutes. 
4. Add thyme and cook until just fragrant.  Add broth and cook, scrapping up any browned bits, for 1 minute.  Stir in fresh and dried cranberries and cook until most of the fresh cranberries are broken down. (6-7 minutes.)
5. Stir in brown sugar and vinegar and remaining salt.  Cook for one minute.  Cover and remove from the heat.
6. Let the turkey rest on a clean cutting board for five minutes.  Thinly slice, serve with the sauce.
 
Notes:
To save time, brown the turkey and put it in the oven before you start prepping the ingredients for the sauce.

Serves 4

Adapted from Eating Well Magazine recipie
Categories:
Meal   DinnerDish   Main Dish
Cooking Method   RoastedMain Ingredient   Turkey
Prep Time   45 minutesCooking Time   45 minutes
Features   Low-Fat




Jamie Clausen

Member since Dec 2009

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