Chef on a Shoestring

Friday, August 04, 2006

Grilled Turkey Breast with Sweet Corn

I will use this new blog to discuss the challenges and triumphs which I have in the kitchen and on the Grill. As a twenty year old college student I don't have much money to spend on food. But that doesn't mean that I have to eat Top Ramen every night for dinner, a rather inexpensive piece of beef, chicken or fish, can taste like a four star meal if you but some time and effort into it. For the first meal which I will discuss is a Turkey breast which I made on the grill just last week. The ingredients are as follows.

1 Fresh Turkey Breast, not frozen 2.0 lbs (around $6.00-$8.00)
3 Tablespoons of Montreal Grill Seasoning
1/4 cup of Oil (Olive or Canola)
1/4 cup of Balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons of Cider vinegar

  1. Combine all ingredients in measuring cup and whisk until blended thoroughly
  2. Take a pronged fork and press into the breast meat creating pockets for the marinade to go into the meat creating more surface area for the marinade to make contact with
  3. Optimally let the meat marinade overnight, or as few as 4 hours, turning it occasionally to allow the marinade to make with the entire piece of meat
  4. Once the meat has been sufficiently marinated turn your grill on high, let it stand for around five minutes allowing it to reach a high enough temperature to sear the skin of the turkey sealing in all of the juices.
  5. Once the breast has been on the heat for a few minutes turn the heat down to the lowest setting occasionally brushing on the leftover marinade keeping the meat nice and moist.
  6. The breast will need about an hour and fifteen minutes to cook all the way through, be sure to check with a meat thermometer to ensure that it is cooked.

*Consumption of raw or undercooked meat can result in serious illnesses!!!

The Turkey came out perfectly moist and tender, slicing nicely after letting it sit for a few minutes

As a side dish we made yellow sweet corn as it is in season here. To make the Sweet Corn all you have to do is let a pot of water come to a boil with enough water to submerge the stalks of corn and let them boil about 4-5 minutes.

Any suggestions as to a side dish, or to improve this recipe is greatly appreciated!