Glazed Turkey Tenderloins
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- Cook turkey breast tenderloins in oil in skillet over medium heat about 5 minutes or until brown on one side; turn turkey.
- Stir in remaining ingredients; reduce heat.
- Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is done & sauce is thickened.
- Cut turkey into thin slices. Spoon sauce over turkey.
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This was a terrific and fast way to prepare turkey. I had some turkey tenderloins I'd purchased earlier in the week with no idea how I would prepare them. So I popped on to RecipeZaar and found this great, quick idea. The only changes I made were to thoroughly season the tenderloins with Seasoned Salt and Seasoned Pepper before browning. I think the Seasoned Pepper made a big difference as it added just a touch of heat that would otherwise have been missing. If you don't have this item in your kitchen, get some; I keep it by the stove top along with regular salt, Seasoned Salt, and my pepper grinder and it is used frequently to "zing" up recipes that read a little flat. After removing the tenderloins from the pan, I boiled the sauce for just a few minutes to reduce it and thicken up its consistency to a real glaze. I made a pot of Jasmine rice in the rice cooker and steamed some broccoli while the tenderloins braised in the orange sauce for 15 minutes. I wouldn't cook them longer than this; in fact, next time I'll likely check them at 12 minutes as I think they''ll be done, and tenderloins can overcook fast and then what you've got is the dry, white turkey meat you remember from your Mom's Thanksgiving Dinners. My family's only complaint was that they wanted MORE glaze--by the time I had reduced it to the right consistency, there was less of it than they wanted. I'll probably fiddle with the proportions of marmalade, etc., next time so that we end up with more glaze. Overall, a great mid-week meal choice--I had everything on the table well under 30 minutes from when I started--you can't ask for more when everyone is starving and you are exhausted.
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