Dried apricots soaked in orange juice, then wrapped in turkey bacon, make a tasty snack to pass around at a party. Take care when grilling the turkey bacon because it will dry out if overcooked. A tangy mustard mixture helps to add moisture during cooking.
Place the apricots in a small bowl, pour over the orange juice, and toss so that the apricots are moistened all over (this will prevent them from burning under the grill).
Mix the marmalade with the mustard. Spread each slice of turkey bacon with a little of the mustard mixture; then, using scissors, cut it in half lengthwise. Cut each piece in half again, this time across the middle, to make a total of 24 strips of turkey bacon.
Preheat a ridged grill pan or oven broiler to medium. Drain the apricots. Wrap a strip of turkey bacon around each apricot and secure it with a toothpick.
Arrange the turkey bites on the grill pan, then brush each with a little oil. Grill on each side until the turkey is just cooked, about 1 minute.
Pile the bites in a small, shallow bowl and sprinkle with chopped parsley, if using. Serve hot.
Each serving (two bites) provides: calories 58, calories from fat 18, fat 2 g, saturated fat 0 g, cholesterol 6 mg, carbohydrate 10 g, fibre 2 g, sugars 6 g, protein 2 g.
Choices per serving: Carbohydrate 1⁄2, Fat 1⁄2