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Caribbean Jerk Turkey with Bananas

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Caribbean Jerk Turkey with Bananas
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Dinner ready in 20 minutes! Relish grilled turkey slices flavored with Caribbean jerk seasoning and served with citrusy-sweet cooked banana – a scrumptious meal.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
1
lb. fresh or frozen turkey tenderloins, thawed
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1
tablespoon lime juice
1
tablespoon water
2
small firm bananas, diagonally sliced

Directions

  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: Heat grill. Rub jerk seasoning onto both sides of turkey tenderloins.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place turkey on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals; cover grill. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until turkey is fork tender and juices run clear, turning once.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium skillet over medium-low heat, combine brown sugar, lime juice and water; mix well. Add bananas; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until bananas are warm.
  • 4 To serve, cut turkey into slices. Serve bananas with turkey.
Tips  

Red chiles, thyme and allspice give Caribbean jerk seasoning its sweet and spicy flavor. Look for the mixture, also called Jamaican jerk seasoning, in the spice section of the supermarket.

Try using 1 plantain in place of the bananas. A large firm variety of banana often called the cooking banana, plantains have a mild, less-sweet banana flavor that is a good match for hot and spicy foods. Cook the plantain 1 to 3 minutes longer than stated cooking times, or until tender.

Complete the meal with cooked white rice sprinkled with diced bell pepper.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
10
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
2%
(
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
)
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
260mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
,
Sugars
13g
)
Protein
27g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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