Maple Glazed Turkey Breast with Sesame Green Beans and Carrots


Serves 8

For Turkey
2 lb turkey breast (boneless; skinless)
2⁄3 c maple syrup
1⁄4 c less sodium soy sauce
3⁄4 tsp black pepper
For Vegetables:
2 tbsp canola oil (divided)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 (1 in.) piece ginger (peeled and minced)
1 can (14.5 oz.) Libby’s® Naturals Cut Green Beans (drained and patted dry)
1 can (14.5 oz.) Libby’s® Sliced Carrots (drained and patted dry)
3 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp less sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp sugar
1 1⁄2 tbsp rice vinegar

Place turkey breast in large plastic bag. In small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, ¼ cup soy sauce and black pepper. Pour over turkey and seal bag tightly. Marinade turkey in refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. Turn bag over every few hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place turkey breast on rack in roasting pan (discard marinade.) Cook for about 1½ hours or until thickest part of breast reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove from oven and let rest 20 minutes before slicing.

While turkey cools, make vegetables. In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil. Add garlic and ginger, sautéing for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add green beans and carrots, sauté for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from pan.

Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil. Add sesame seeds and sauté for 5 – 7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add 3 tablespoons soy sauce, sugar and rice vinegar, stirring constantly as it boils. Cook another 3 minutes and remove from heat. Drizzle over green beans and carrots; serve immediately.