Turkey tenderloin in the oven with honey

  • Servings : 4/5
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 1:10 h
  • Ready In : 2:10 h
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Join the whole family around the table and serve a delicious meal with excellent presentation that will please everyone, we suggest this turkey loin recipe with honey in the oven, it’s perfect!

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  • 1 kg (2 1/4 pounds) turkey tenderloin
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 75 grams (1/3 cup) margarine
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 100 ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • For the puree:
  • 1.2 kg (2 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Nutmeg (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 300 ml (1 1/3 cups) milk
  • Salt (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. Place the turkey tenderloin in a baking dish and season with salt, pepper, chopped garlic, honey and lemon juice. Let marinate about one hour.

    Step 2

    1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Place the margarine pieces around the turkey and drizzle with olive oil. Bake until the turkey starts to turn golden, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Occasionally, drizzle the turkey with the sauce.

    Step 3

    1. For the puree:
    2. Peel, wash the potatoes and place them in a saucepan with water seasoned with salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and cook about 30 minutes. When the potatoes are cooked, drain them and mash the potatoes with a potato masher or with a fork.

    Step 4

    1. In a saucepan, place the potato together with the milk, butter, nutmeg, pepper and lemon juice. Stir well with a wooden spoon and simmer over low heat until the puree starts bubbling, stirring occasionally. When starts boiling turn off the heat.

    Step 5

    1. Serve the turkey with the mashed potato.

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Turkey tenderloin in the oven with honey

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings)

Calories: 640

Total Fat: 42 g(65%)

Saturated Fat: 6 g(29%)

Cholesterol: 100 mg(33%)

Sodium: 360 mg(15%)

Total Carbohydrate: 10 g(3%)

Protein: 62.5 g

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Judy on 2019/03/14

    Just wanted to ask when to use the olive oil? Maybe I missed it?

    • posted by FoodFromPortugal on 2019/03/18

      Hi Judy,

      Thank you for your question. We forgot to add the olive oil in step 2. Thank you! Bon appetit!!!


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