Sunday, November 25, 2012

Guest Sherry Gloag's Lemon Turkey Tenderloin

Since in the UK Thanksgiving is not celebrated in any special way, I decided to go trolling the net for a slightly different recipe from the traditional.

This one sounds scrumptious.

(Found on Busy Cooks through about .com)

Lemon Turkey Tenderloin
Linda Larsen

Lemon Turkey Tenderloin is an easy and flavorful four ingredient recipe. You can marinate this for just 20 minutes on the counter, or up to 12 hours in the fridge.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


·         1 (1-1/2 pound) turkey tenderloin

·         Salt and pepper to taste

·         3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

·         3 tablespoons lemon juice

·         1 tablespoon olive oil

·         1 teaspoon lemon zest

·         1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

·         1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


Cut tenderloin in half crosswise. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Spread over all sides of the turkey. Cover and marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes, or refrigerate up to 24 hours.

When ready to eat, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place tenderloins on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Roast turkey for 45-55 minutes until internal temperatures registers 160 degrees F. Remove from oven, cover with foil, and let stand 8-10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Multi-published author, Sherry Gloag is a transplanted Scot now living in the beautiful coastal countryside of Norfolk, England.  She considers the surrounding countryside as extension of her own garden, to which she escapes when she needs "thinking time" and solitude to work out the plots for her next novel.  While out walking she enjoys talking to her characters, as long as there are no other walkers close by.

Apart from writing, Sherry enjoys gardening, walking, reading and cheerfully admits her books tend to take over most of the shelf and floor space in her workroom-cum-office.  She also finds crystal craft work therapeutic.

Tagline for Vidal’s Honor

Faced with accusations of treason, Honor, Lady Beaumont, wonders which she will lose first, her head or her heart.

Vidal’s Honor Blurb:

When plunged into a world of spies, agents and espionage during the Peninsula wars, Honor, Lady Beaumont, flees for her life when the French capture her husband at Salamanca, and relies on his batman to arrange her safe passage back to England.

Viscount Charles Vidal is ordered by Robert Dumas, the First Lord of the Admiralty, to travel to Spain and escort the only woman he’s ever loved, Lord Devlin Beaumont’s widow back home before the French discover her whereabouts.

Their journey is fraught by danger, least of all knowing whether they are surrounded by friends or foe. Will they survive long enough to explore the possibility of a future together or will whispers of treason be enough to see Honor dispatched to Tyburn first?


While Vidal joked with his cousin, the viscount scanned the room. The smell of fine wine, whiskey and cigar smoke blended into a rich aroma that was as much a part of Whites as the card games, the background chatter, and outbreaks of lewd laughter from the younger members of the club.
One member in particular interested Vidal tonight, and he watched Robert Dundas, second Viscount Melville, and First Lord of the Admiralty, take leave of his friends and head in his direction.

He wondered why the man spent the best part of the night watching his every move, and paused in the act of fobbing his snuff box while he waited for the viscount to join him.

“Take a walk with me?” Although couched as a question, Vidal noted the quiet steel of command in the other man’s voice. Dundas laid a hand on his arm; a companionable gesture for anyone interested enough to observe the two men leaving the club together. “I believe I live not far beyond your own house. I’d appreciate your company, and this is not the place for such a discussion. ”

With an indolent twist of the wrist Vidal returned the modish lacquered box, unopened, to his pocket and nodded agreement. A man’s club was no setting for private conversation, and it was plain the man wanted to talk about something away from flapping ears.

Together they strolled across the room stopping to take leave of several mutual friends.

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SherryGLoag said...

:-) Laura, thank you so much for inviting me here today. And what beautiful roses adorn your site :-)
I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and w.end, too.

Jannine Gallant said...

Thanks for visiting us today, Sherry. This sounds like a great recipe, one you could make with chicken, too!

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks for sharing today, Sherry. By the way, your cover looks beautiful. I'd love to take a walk with you and listen in on your "conversations"!

Barbara Edwards said...

Nice to have you here, Sherri. I liked your recipe and am going to try it.

Sherry Gloag said...

:-) Jannine, Barbara and brenda, thank you all for you warm welcome. When asked to look for a Regency recipe, I had hours of fun, but thought perhaps this one would be a good one for Thanksgiving, but I have already made notes for our own Christmas, too.
Brenda, I agree, the cover artist, Elaina Lee, blew me away with this cover. The heroine's expression is so right for the story, as are the mountains in the background.
Thank you again for having me here.