Sugar Cane Turkey Skewers with Florida Orange Sweet and Sour Sauce


  • 1½ cups Florida Orange Juice
  • ½ cup rum
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds turkey breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 sugar cane skewers

Florida Citrus Sweet-and-Sour Sauce:

  • ½ cup Florida Orange Juice, divided
  • ½ cup Florida Grapefruit Juice
  • ½ cup Florida Tangerine Juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar


Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
45 minutes 1 hour15 minutes 2 hours
Sugar Cane Turkey Skewers with Florida Orange Sweet and Sour Sauce

1. Place Florida orange juice and rum in saucepan; cook over medium heat until volume is reduced by two-thirds. Add lime juice, oregano, garlic powder, cumin, and black pepper.

2. Skewer turkey cubes onto sugar cane skewers. Place in flat nonmetallic dish; pour orange juice mixture over skewers; cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours.

3. Prepare Florida Citrus Sweet-and-Sour Sauce: Combine cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of Florida orange juice; reserve. Combine remaining Florida orange, grapefruit and tangerine juices with rice wine vinegar and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to boil; whisk in cornstarch mixture. Simmer until thickened; remove from heat. Cool to room temperature; reserve.

4. Remove turkey skewers from marinade; discard marinade. Grill turkey sugar cane skewers over medium-high heat until cooked through. Serve with Florida Citrus Sweet-and-Sour Sauce on the side.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with Tango Mango