Orange Blossom Turkey Breast Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy
Low carb recipe for Orange Blossom Turkey Breast which belongs to the Poultry recipe category.
- 1 turkey breast, bone in, about 5 pounds (2.3 kg)
- cup (120 ml) white wine vinegar
- teaspoon orange extract
- cup (60 ml) sugar-free imitation honey
- cup (6 g) Splenda
- cup (60 ml) yellow mustard
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic
- Wood chips or chunks, soaked for at least 30 minutes
For this recipe, it's really nice to have a meat injector - basically a big hypodermic syringe used for injecting meat with various flavors.
They're pretty easy to find and even easier to use! If you don't have one, this is still a great marinade, but it won't penetrate the meat quite so much.
Mix together everything but the turkey breast.
Put the breast in a nonreactive bowl that's fairly deep and narrow.
Reserve some marinade for basting and pour the rest the marinade over the turkey.
Stick the whole thing in the fridge and let the breast marinate all day or even overnight, turning it now and then.
If you have a meat injector, suck up some marinade with it and inject the breast all over with the marinade.
When the time comes to cook, set up a grill for indirect cooking?pile the charcoal to the side, or light only one gas burner.
Have plenty of wood chips or chunks soaking! Place a drip pan under the grill under where you're placing the turkey, add the wood chips or chunks, and put the turkey on the grill.
Smoke the turkey for about 1 to 2 hours, replacing the wood chips or chunks whenever the smoke stops and maintaining the grill temperature at about 225F (110C).
Baste the turkey now and then with the reserved marinade, using a clean utensil each time you baste.
The turkey is done when a meat thermometer stuck in the thickest part of the breast (but not touching the bone) registers 170F (80C).
Remove from the grill and let the breast sit for 10 minutes before carving.
8 to 10 servings
Assuming 8 servings, each would have 9 grams of carbohydrate (not counting the polyols in the imitation honey) if you consumed all of the marinade. Since you won't, figure closer to 4 or 5 grams per serving; 57 grams of protein.