Ideas for Roasted Turkey Breast for T-Day?
This year instead of a 20+ pounder for Thanksgiving Day, I was thinking of a 10 or 12 lb turkey and a turkey breast... most of my family wants the white meat anyway.
Any tips, tricks, advice, interesting recipes for a roasted turkey breast? My family expects the usual turkey treatment for the whole bird (sage, thyme, parsley, pepper, salt only!), so it might be fun to do something a little different with the breast.
Might consider using the grill (weber-gas) if the weather here in chicagoland cooperates.
(no bread stuffing recipes, please, as I am gluten(wheat) intolerant)
My family does a Kahlua Glazed turkey.
1/3 cup apricot jam
1/3 cup Kahlua
Strain jam or smooth in a blender or processor
Add Kahlua and mix well
Baste throughout roasting period.
You may add seasoning to this mixture as well.
If you line the botton of the pan with carrots and onions they will carmelize in the juices during roasting. And the leftover "gravy" is fantastic.
I like to put some thyme, garlic and pepper and salt mixed into butter under the skin. I then roast the breast on top of a bed of apple chunks, onion and garlic. When I make it for a dinner on its own, I usually toss in some yam and potato pieces to roast.
Steven Raichlen has a fabulous recipe for Turkey Pastrami. It's in his original Barbecue Bible