Grilled Turkey Breast in Plum Sauce

Turkey Breast in Plum Sauce
Turkey Breast in Plum Sauce. Phillipe Desnerck/Getty Images
  • 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 2 hrs
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

This is a great recipe for preparing a turkey any time of the year. Since you are only grilling the breast, there will get plenty of meat without a refrigerator full of leftovers.

What You'll Need

  • 1 skinless turkey breast (3 to 3 1/2 pounds/1.4 to 1.6 kg)
  • 1 cup/240 mL apricot nectar
  • 6 large plums, peeled and diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, minced with the seeds removed
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL green onions, minced
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL fresh cilantro, minced
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL sea salt

How to Make It

Combine apricot nectar, olive oil, soy sauce, salt and black pepper. Place turkey breast in a resealable bag. Cover with all but 3/4 of a cup (180 mL) of marinade mixture. Turn to coat. Place both the bag and the 3/4 cup of marinade (covered) in the refrigerator and let sit overnight. Preheat grill and prepare for indirect grilling. Remove turkey breast from marinade and discard the marinade. Place turkey breast on the grill and cook indirectly for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

The breast will be done when it reaches an internal temperature of 170 degrees F. (80 degrees C.). Baste the turkey breast occasionally with the 3/4 cup (180 mL) of marinade you saved.

Meanwhile, combine the plums with peppers, onions, cilantro and brown sugar. Serve with turkey breast.