I love Turkey, it is a real comfort food for me, and we make it all year long. We smoke it, barbecue it, deep fry it and roast it! I used a fresh Turkey Breast (thank you my local Haggen Store) for this one. It turned out wonderfully! I served with mashed potatoes loaded with chives!
1 turkey breast = two actual breast halves
- 6-7 leaves of fresh sage, stems removed chopped fine
- 1/2 cube unsalted butter at room temperature
- salt and fresh cracked pepper
mix the butter and sage together until well incorporated
using your hands separate the skin so you can place the sage butter between the skin and the breast meat (save some for the outside)
massage the remaining sage butter on the outside of the bird
sprinkle with salt and pepper
Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 2 to 2.5 hours, internal temp of 165, the carryover heat will finish it for you at 170 degrees
I highly recommend a temperature probe (which you place in the breast and it will beep when the requested temp is reached)
Remove from oven, tent with foil and let rest for 10-15 minutes
Carve and serve
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