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    Spiced Turkey With Avocado-Grapefruit Relish

    This fresh-tasting citrus relish will perk up even the most jaded appetite, and it goes well with chicken, fish or pork. Serve it with a simple salad of Boston lettuce, scallions and cilantro and whole-wheat couscous.


    • 1 large seedless grapefruit
    • 1/2 small avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
    • 1 small shallot, minced
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder, (see Note)
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 2 turkey cutlets, (8 ounces)
    • 1 tablespoon canola oil


    Step 1
    To prepare relish: Remove the peel and white pith from grapefruit with a sharp knife and discard. Cut the grapefruit segments from the surrounding membrane, letting them drop into a small bowl. Squeeze out remaining juice into the bowl and discard membrane. Add avocado, shallot, cilantro, vinegar and honey. Toss well to combine.
    Step 2
    To prepare turkey: Combine chili powder, five-spice powder and salt on a plate. Dredge turkey in the spice mixture.
    Step 3
    Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook until no longer pink in the middle, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve the turkey with the avocado-grapefruit relish.


    Note: Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section.

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