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  • Posted: 14th Oct 2013
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TURKEY THIGHS IN CHERRY SAUCE

TURKEY THIGHS IN CHERRY SAUCE
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Canadian
Ingredients
  • 454 g (1 lb) boneless skinless turkey thigh or 4 small thighs with bone 150 g-3/4 lb each
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) dried thyme
  • 150 mL (3/4 cup) canned turkey or chicken broth
  • 150 mL (3/4 cup) water
  • 50 mL (1/4 cup) orange juice
  • 50 mL (1/4 cup) red currant jelly
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) grated orange rind
  • 1-398 mL (14 oz) can sweet cherries pitted and drained.
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) cornstarch
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) water
  • 50 mL (1/4 cup) fresh parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. Cut boneless, skinless thigh meat into 4 equal portions. Set aside. In a large, non-stick skillet, heat oil on medium-high.
  2. Add turkey and cook until well browned (approx. 8-10 minutes). Remove meat to a plate and set aside. Add onions to pan and sauté until softened. Add garlic, thyme, orange juice and broth.
  3. Bring to a boil and return turkey to pan. Lower heat and simmer covered for 1 hour.
  4. Add jelly and orange rind. Stir and cook for 10 minutes. Remove turkey to a warmed serving plate.
  5. Add cherries to sauce. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Add to sauce stirring constantly until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Pour sauce over turkey and sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 324 Fat: 10g Carbohydrates: 32g Protein: 27g