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Herb 'n' Spice Turkey Breast Recipe

Herb 'n' Spice Turkey Breast Recipe

This nicely seasoned turkey breast from our Test Kitchen is a great accompaniment to goose at Thanksgiving. Or prepare it throughout the year for a delicious dinner on its own.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:10-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (5 to 6 pounds)

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the oil, brown sugar, salt, sage, thyme, rosemary, pepper and allspice. With fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of turkey breast.
  • 2. Spread half of the brown sugar mixture under the skin. Secure skin to underside of breast with toothpicks. Spread the remaining brown sugar mixture over the skin.
  • 3. Line the bottom of a large shallow roasting pan with foil. Place turkey breast side up on a rack in prepared pan.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°:(cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.) Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 10-14 servings.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer