Brined & Roasted Turkey Breast

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Gina Sprenkel

By
@GinaSprenkel

Don't roast a turkey only at Thanksgiving, purchase a turkey breast and have a lovely meal any time of the year! Brining the breast first makes a flavored, juicy turkey.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Prep:
13 Hr
Cook:
2 Hr

Ingredients

1 c
coarse salt
1/2 c
sugar
water
5 lb
turkey
small apple
olive oil
coarse salt
fresh ground pepper
sage, dried

How to Make Brined & Roasted Turkey Breast

Step-by-Step

  • 1The night before you want to roast your turkey, place clean turkey in large container or pot (I use the inside dish of a crock pot).
  • 2In a large bowl, add salt, sugar and water (about 1-2 gallons, depending on the size of your turkey breast. You want to cover the turkey with the brine mixture.
  • 3Stir the salt and sugar in the water until completely dissolved. Pour over the turkey, and refrigerate 12-14 hours.
  • 4When you're ready to roast the turkey - Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • 5Take out turkey, and drain the brine liquid.
  • 6Cut the apple into quarters, and set them aside.
  • 7Put turkey in roasting pan, on rack. Coat with olive oil outside the entire turkey. Sprinkle coarse salt, lots of fresh ground pepper, and sage -- everywhere (on top, sides, and in cavity.)
  • 8Place the apples inside the cavity, and sit the turkey upright (breast on top).
  • 9Bake as directed for your size of turkey (5 pounds = about 1 3/4 hours. Bake uncovered!
  • 10When done, let it rest 10 minutes before carving. Tasty, juicy turkey!!
  • 11If turkey isn't a beautiful brown, raise heat to 'broil' and broil about 10 minutes.

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About Brined & Roasted Turkey Breast

Course/Dish: Turkey, Roasts
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #roast, #breast, #brine