Turkey Tenderloin With Cranberry Shallot Sauce

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Recipe from Eating Well's November/December 2009 magazine; it is low carb and low calorie but packed full of flavor. This would be a great dish to serve on Thanksgiving or Christmas- you'd still have turkey, but it would be cooked in a flash! They recommend serving it with a side of mashed sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and a glass of Reisling. UPDATE: I just made the cranberry shallot sauce. . .I used 2 large shallots instead of 4 (which was more than enough), added an additional 2T of brown sugar and about 1/4 cup of orange juice to thin it out. Good stuff! Garnished it with fresh thyme.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Sprinkle turkey tenderloins with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey and cook, turning to brown all sides, about 5 minutes total. Transfer to a baking sheet. Roast until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°, 15 to 25 minutes (depending on the sizes).
  3. Meanwhile, add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 3 minutes. Add thyme and cook until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add broth and cook, scraping up any browned bits, for 1 minute. Stir in fresh and dried cranberries and cook until most of the fresh cranberries have broken down, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir brown sugar, vinegar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt into the sauce; cook for 1 minute. Cover and remove from the heat.
  4. Let the turkey rest on a clean cutting board for 5 minutes. Thinly slice; serve with the sauce.