ROASTED TURKEY BREAST

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This was a boneless Turkey breast just under 3 pounds in weight.  We used a citrus herb mixture to coat over the turkey breast, basting while it roasted.  Super tender with plenty of leftovers the next day.

Any spice blend will work nicely here.  Next time I will use this citrus herb blend as an actual marinade and let rest in the marinade for 8 hours in the fridge to give a greater depth of flavor, but here I poured it onto the turkey breast while basting throughout the cooking time.

Marinade:

juice of 1/2 and orange or tangelo

juice of a large quarter of a lemon wedge

1 tsp. sage

1/2 tsp. thyme

salt and pepper

2 Tblsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Remove your turkey breast from the fridge and let rest for 1 hour before roasting.

Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl, whisk well to combine.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Remove the elastic casing from the turkey.  Place the turkey breast into the roasting pan and pour over the marinade.

Cook your turkey breast 20-25 minutes per pound basting from time to time through out roasting time.  Mine took just under 1.5 hrs total cooking time.  Using a thermometer, you will need an internal temperature of 160 - 165 degrees.  Remove from the oven, cover in foil and allow to rest 10-15 minutes before slicing.  The leftover juices make a lovely gravy to have along with any other side dishes.

Ina Gawne
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April 19, 2022
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