Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Grilled Turkey Breast

Turkey breast is praised as a superfood.  It is one of the leanest meat protein sources available.  It is also loaded with an array of nutrients including niacin, selenium, B6, B12 and zinc.  These nutrients are great for the heart and also helpful in lowering the risk for cancer.  Turkey is also fairly inexpensive so you don't feel like you are breaking the bank when you buy organic and free-range.  I will often roast or grill at turkey breast and serve as an entree for dinner.  I also like to cook one and keep it in the fridge to slice for sandwiches or put on salads.  It is simple to do and tastes much better than deli turkey meat.  Deli meat  has a tremendous amount of sodium, nitrates and other preservatives in it.  When you cook your own you can control the amount of salt added which lowers the sodium content considerably.

Take a bone-in turkey breast and rub the top with olive oil .
Season with sea salt, pepper, sage and thyme or any herbs you like.
 Get under the skin too.
Grill on medium-high using indirect heat.
This means to place the food to the side of the heat source instead of directly over it.
I placed the turkey breast in the middle with that burner off
and had both side burners on medium-high.

Grill for 70-80 minutes or until done.

Allow the turkey breast to rest for 5-10 minutes and cut as desired.

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