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Friday, May 02 2014
Coconut Turkey Spears
  • 8    6 inches   bamboo skewers
  • 1/2   cup   purchased unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2    tablespoons   toasted shredded coconut
  • 1    teaspoon   brown sugar
  • 1    teaspoon   purchased green curry paste
  • 1    teaspoon   purchased red curry paste
  • 12    ounces   turkey tenderloin, cut into 1-inch strips or 12 boneless chicken tenders
  • 1    tablespoon   five-spice powder
  • 1/4   teaspoon   salt
  • 1    tablespoon   roasted peanut oil, peanut oil, or cooking oil
  • 2      Key limes, halved crosswise
Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes.
Stir together coconut milk, toasted coconut, and brown sugar in a small bowl. Divide mixture in half. Stir green curry paste into one half of the mixture; cover and refrigerate until serving time. Stir red curry paste into remaining coconut mixture; cover and refrigerate until serving time.
Rub turkey or chicken strips with five-spice powder and salt. Place between 2 sheets of clear plastic wrap, if desired. Using the flat end of a mallet, gently pound strips to 1/4-inch thickness.
Thread pounded strips lengthwise onto soaked bamboo skewers. Keep strips straight; do not weave. Brush turkey with oil.
Place skewers on the rack of the grill directly over medium-high heat. Grill for 8 to 10 minutes or until juices just run clear, turning once. Serve with the coconut-curry sauces and lime halves. Makes 4 appetizer servings.
  • To make your own five-spice powder: In a blender container combine 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 6 whole star anise, or 2 teaspoons anise seed, 1-1/2 teaspoons fennel seed, 1 to 2 whole dried chili peppers, and 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves. Cover and blend spices to a fine powder. Store in a tightly covered container for up to 2 months. Makes 1/4 cup.
nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 214, Fat, total (g) 12, chol. (mg) 51, sat. fat (g) 7, carb. (g) 4, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 21, vit. C (mg) 6, sodium (mg) 382, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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