Turkey with Blueberry Sauce

Blueberries are great to lower your blood pressure, they can easily be used in sweet or savoury dishes and go well with herbs like thyme or basil. The sauce is made in the pan along with the Turkey so is really simple to make. Serve with steamed green beans and grains like barley or quinoa.


  • 57g (¼ cup) all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound turkey tenderloin, (see Ingredient note)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 57g (¼ cup) chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 256g (2 cups) blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


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  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Whisk flour, ½ teaspoon salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Dredge turkey in the mixture. (Discard any leftover flour.)
  2. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add the turkey; cook until golden brown on one side, 3 to 5 minutes. Turn the turkey over and transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until the turkey is just cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer the turkey to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  3. Place the skillet over medium heat. (Take care, the handle will still be very hot.) Add shallots and thyme and cook, stirring constantly, until the shallots begin to brown, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add blueberries, vinegar and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt; continue cooking, stirring occasionally and scraping up any brown bits, until the blueberries burst and release their juices and the mixture becomes thick and syrupy, 4 to 5 minutes. Slice the turkey and serve with the blueberry pan sauce.
  • Ingredient Note: A turkey tenderloin is an all-white piece that comes from the rib side of the breast. Tenderloins typically weigh between 7 and 14 ounces each and can be found with other turkey products in the meat section of most