So, when I was throwing that BBQ party that I totally forgot about…yeah, I was hoping I’d be able to make some turkey that wasn’t dry. Because that’s my biggest complaint about turkey every time–it’s just not moist enough. Especially the breasts. But I’ve had a breakthrough. A revolution in turkey-cooking-tech…Salsa Marinated Turkey Breast. Yeah, Salsa…apparently that’s a secret ingredient I’ve been missing all along. Heh.
Ok, so I’m not going to make this a long post because I’m tired and today was kind of rough. So, needless to say, when I made these Salsa Marinated Turkey Breast a couple of weeks ago, I kinda impressed myself. Like seriously. Because the salsa (all that acid-ey-awesome-salsa) mixed with the soda pop just really breaks down the proteins in the meat to give it a subtle tenderness I don’t typically experience with turkey. Then, the moistness! OH, THE MOISTNESS…ok, that was obscene. No, it was moist without moaning–but that’s reserved for turkey legs. Heh.
So, do it. Make this and see. You won’t think of turkey breasts as being dry and tough anymore. Trust me.
Salsa Marinated Turkey Breast
- 2 Full Turkey Breasts
- 1 cup salsa (any brand, any variety)
- 2 tspn salt
- 1 tblspn minced garlic
- ½ can soda pop (any variety--although I prefer Coca-Cola)
- In a large plastic zipper bag or a medium bowl, place all of the marinade ingredients (so, everything but the turkey breasts).
- Stir until well combined.
- Place turkey breasts in the marinade and then place in the refrigerator overnight or for 4 hours--whatever time you have.
- Preheat the grill to 400 degrees.
- Remove the turkey breasts from the marinade and place on the grill, flat.
- Close the lid and turn the heat down to low.
- In about 10 minutes, flip the turkey breasts.
- After about 6 minutes, check for doneness by cutting into the center of the turkey breast and seeing if it's white all the way through.
- Remove from the grill when the meat is done and serve!
So, you gotta let me know if you try this recipe for Salsa Marinated Turkey Breast–lemme know how it turns-out. I mean, seriously, I love it and I’d like to hear if my tastebuds are akilter or if you guys love it, too. Just drop me a line in the comments below or hit me up on Facebook. Heh.