Friday, November 4, 2011

Jamaican Jerk Turkey Breast over Lime Coconut Rice

It's time to celebrate the Islands man, and forget about the snow!
Complexity Level:  Easy
Jamaican Jerk Turkey Breast over Lime Coconut Rice
What You Need:
1 lb. Lean Boneless Turkey Breast
Jamaican Jerk Seasoning*
1 tbsp Pineapple Juice
1 tsp Lime Juice
1 tsp Apple Juice
1 tbsp Oil
1 can Coconut Milk
1 1/2 cups White Rice
1 cup Water
1/2 tsp Sea Salt

*Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
What You Need:
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 dried Scotch Bonnet, pureed
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 tsp Dried Thyme
1 tsp Garlic Powder
5 Scallions, minced or chopped w/ scoth bonnet
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

To start, mix the Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and the Pineapple, Apple, Oil, and Lime Juice.  Marinate Turkey in this mixture 2 hours or overnight.

Begin by cooking your rice.  Pour the 1 1/2 cups Rice, 1 can Coconut Milk and 1 Cup water into a Large pot.  Add 1/2 tsp Sea Salt and bring to boil.  When a boil, stirr well, lower to lwo heat, and cover. Let this bee for 20 minutes.

Cook your turkey either on a grill, in a skillet, or in a cast iron grill skillet for 15 minutes on each side.  Be cautious of your heat level so as not to burn the sugfars in the juices.  Once th turkey is cooked through remove from heat and let sit 10 minutes prior to cutting.

After 20 minutes, pour the rice onto a baking sheet.  This will prevent caking and over cooked soogy rice.  Let cool 5 minutes.

Plate 1 serving (your choice of how much) onto a plate and top with the Sliced Turkey Breat.  Squeeze fresh Lime Juice over and serve.  You gonna enjoy this man, dis' I assure you!  It's got the kick of de islands, it will melt the snow around you, man.

Happy Cooking!



  1. Hmm, love Jamaican jerk chicken. Didn't think of using the seasoning for turkey. :)

  2. Yummy!! Love the lime and coconut combination. I can't wait to give this a try! Thanks Aimee!

  3. Hope you enjoy!!! There is nothing better than an imaginary trip to the islands.... well OK maybe a real trip is better.... but i'm just saying, give this a shot!!!

  4. Jamaican jerk is one of my favorite seasonings! This recipe certainly uses it well. Love the use of the coconut milk with the jerk and chicken. YUMMY!

  5. I love jerk chicken, but doing it with turkey sounds like the perfect thing to do during this time of year! I know that our Thanksgiving leftovers would be perfect for this!

  6. Looks like a good recipe! We made something similar with venison. Love Jamaican Jerk!

  7. This does look like a really good recipe. I've only had jerk chicken - not jerk turkey. Cool variation!

  8. Do you think it would taste good if I made the coconut rice with brown rice? I only have brown rice but I really wanna make this rice.

  9. Awesome ideas. Venison would rock the jerk flavor. My dad was a hunter, so I know all about venison, what a healthy meat.

    Jenn -- Who you calling a jerk Turkey? lol j/k I hope you try this out, it was super healthy!

    Brown rice with the coconut would be awesome. Just make sure you check the consistency of water and rice to assure the brown rices takes to it OK. But i'd imagine it to be just fine!

  10. That looks fantastic! I love the rice. That is a total winner right there

  11. I love jerk, and I love coconut rice. This recipe is a winner :)

  12. Nice recipe, this is really yummy. There is nothing to argue about. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it. thank you for sharing this recipe..

  13. Thanks for stopping by! I hope this finds you well, turkey, jerk, and coconut rice all made sense.... and man was dinner tasty ;)

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