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Did you have Thanksgiving at someone else’s house?  Not get enough leftovers?  You can have your own roast turkey breast in about an hour!  Turkey breasts can be hard to find, but Trader Joe’s seems to carry the Kosher style pretty regularly.  They usually have the bone-in, which is called a “split breast”.  I really like these because then you’ll have some bones to make a little stock.  If you find a boneless breast, have the butcher roll it up and tie it, you can roast it the same way.  I like to lay the turkey breast on aromatic herbs and surround it with root veggies like carrots and potatoes.  The leftovers are great too, perfect sandwiches.  It is actually cheaper to have a roast turkey breast, than lunch meat!

Roast Turkey Breast
Recipe type: Dinner
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Ingredients
  • 3 pound Turkey Breast
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 2 stems of parsley
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • 2 slices of onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 2 large potatoes, cut in wedges
  • 4 carrots cut in thirds
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425F
  2. In a bowl, place cut potatoes and carrots, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat evenly.
  3. Lay herbs, smashed garlic cloves, onion slices, and lemon slice in the center of a 9x11in roasting pan.
  4. Fill the rest of the pan with the potatoes and carrots, placing them around the herb pile.
  5. Place the turkey breast on top of the herb pile, in the center of the pan (It will also be laying on the veggies).
  6. Massage the butter all over the top of the turkey breast, making sure to get it under the skin as much as possible.
  7. Season with salt and pepper, also getting it under the skin.
  8. Roast for 45 minutes to an hour, until the internal temperature is 150F (it will rise to 160F while it rests).
  9. Lift the turkey breast out of the pan and put it on a plate to rest.
  10. Return the pan to the oven and roast the veggies for another 10 minutes, or until golden brown and soft.
  11. Slice the turkey and serve!
 

Jessica
Jessica
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