Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Turkey Tenderloin, Brussels Sprouts and Apple Shish-Kabobs

Let's shake up what we make on the grill... How about this combo for a cook out? These Turkey, Brussels Sprouts and Apple Shish-Kabobs were different and oh-so-good!  If you've never grilled apples, I encourage you to try them, they're sweet, get a little soft and love smoke-perfect with the turkey. Treat them just like everything else on the skewer. All those flavorful little specs you see are poultry seasoning that was mixed with olive oil and brushed on-good stuff folks.
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In case you're thinking those outer leaves on the sprouts are burnt??? 
Go ahead and pop one into your mouth, then stop back... (I'll wait...:@)
Want to take these even one step further? Add sweet onions and cooked 1" baby potatoes (no idea why I didn't add onions this time, they'll be on every savory kabob going forward). This recipe is easily cut in half and cooked on a hibachi or Smoky Joe, just freeze the rest of the turkey tenderloin for next time-and there will be a next time!

Turkey Tenderloin, Brussels Sprouts and Apple Shish-Kabobs
Makes about 6-9 kabobs, I aimed for 2-3 pieces of everything on each one
3/4 lb turkey tenderloin cut into 1" chunks
Brussels sprouts, trimmed and large ones cut in half
2 apples cut into 1" chunks-I didn't peel mine
Sweet onion-you do want to add it
Baby potatoes, boiled until just barely tender and cooled-optional

1 C water
2 Tblsp kosher salt
1 Tblsp sugar
1 tsp poultry seasoning

4 Tblsp olive oil
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp salt
several hearty grinds of black pepper
  1. Soak cubed turkey in brine for about 30 minutes.
  2. Place Brussels sprouts on a microwavable dish with 2 tsp of water and zap for about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove turkey from brine and pat dry. Skewer everything.
  4. Brush the oil over everything and grill over medium high heat for 10-15 minutes or until the turkey is cooked through.
Fire up the grill and have a happy day:@)

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  1. We will be trying this Saturday night. I made up my mind. (Husband is only home to grill out on weekends or I would try it sooner. )

  2. Your kabobs look delicious Lynn and I love the idea of the apples.

  3. I'd like to pull up a chair to your picnic table and enjoy a skewer or two.


  4. What a lovely recipe - the ingredients and flavors are gorgeous!

  5. You are having such a great time grilling, aren't you Lynn? These kabobs look like happy flavors on a skewer. The brine must make the turkey tender and tasty and the oil would impart even more flavor. Great combo of delicious flavors!

  6. Oh my goodness Lynn, I've already pinned this recipe -- it looks fantastic!!! Such a great combination of flavors! I hadn't thought about grilled Brussels sprouts; maybe I could get my hubby to eat them that way. He's not a fan of Brussels sprouts, but I love them. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks like a keeper. :)

    Have a wonderful day, Lynn!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  7. What a great combination with the apples and sprouts. I've never tried sprouts on the grill but I love them roasted so I'm certain I'd love them grilled too.

  8. I KNOW I'd love grilled apples! What terrific kabobs!

  9. I love the addition of sprouts on your skewers Lynn! We like Brussels sprouts roasted in the oven and the crispy brown leaves are the best part :)

  10. What a fun grilling combinations. You're so creative! Hope you're having a great week.

  11. Yummm...this really looks good.

  12. This is such a unique combination of ingredients. I know it is delicious!

  13. Very different! I do love grilled brussels sprouts, but never even thought of apple~you've convinced me, and yes, onion with everything!

  14. I haven't seen turkey tenderloins at my local grocery store, but I'll look for them the next time I'm there. Our weather is great and I love to grill anything and everything. Looking forward to trying this combination, Lynn. Adding apples sounds delicious.

  15. OH my, these have me salivating. What flavor combinations and they look perfectly cooked. You make me want to change my Father's Day menu!!

  16. We had shish kebabs last night for dinner. Wish I had seen this recipe in time to give it a try but there's always next time.

  17. WOW, do these ever look good!

  18. Hi Lynn,
    What a wonderful dish, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  19. I made these with turkey, pearl onion, creamer potato, apple, and brussel sprouts... in that order on the skewer. These were delicious, and I believe the 30 minute brine is an imperative. My family loved the turkey and apples the most. I am going to try sweet potato or butternut squash instead of potatoes next time, just a personal preference. Yah folks, the picture is pretty but the recipe is worth commenting.

  20. Forgot to mention, I parboiled the potatoes for 8 minutes, onions for 4 minutes, and Brussels for 2.


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