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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Roasted Turkey

Turkey isn't only for the holidays! A turkey breast is good for leftovers and I have learned to make a mean turkey salad from G-daddy. I've 'slimmed' his recipe down a bit and I'll post that later on.

This is an easy turkey breast with extra flavor from oranges and rosemary. I cooked it in a hot oven then turned down the temp. Using a digital thermometer makes it easy as pie.
Orange Rosemary Roasted Turkey
celery stalks
fresh rosemary
fresh thyme
3 small oranges, halved
4-6 pound turkey breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
Herbes de Provence (or salt)

Heat oven to 400°. In a large roasting pan, place 4 orange halves in the corners of the pan and sprigs of rosemary. Stuff the turkey with sprigs of rosemary & thyme, celery, and 2 orange halves. Place the turkey on top of the celery, brush with the oil, and season with 1 tsp Herbes de Provence (or salt).

Roast the turkey at 400° for 20 min, then decrease the oven to 325° and cook until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh registers 165°. (Cover the bird loosely with foil if it browns too quickly.) I threw some carrots in for the last 30 minutes of roasting... they were perfect.
Y'all enjoy!


Dar said...

Thanks for this recipe Sandi...I'm was wondering how to roast Wild Turkey Breast and this sounds will surely give it a go. Eat hearty and stay healthy

bj said...

ummm..can't wait to try this one. We are just starting the South Beach Diet and am looking for good healthy recipes...thanks so much!

Kurdistan said...

wow cant wait to try it i think it will be amazing

Chef E said...

I have heard cooking and eating with citrus does help you burn more calories and its so healthy, but not sure how much truth there is. Crust on poultry is just a tasty given!

Char said...

delish!!!! and the carrots with the orange from the chicken drippings...drool!

Jerry said...

This looks GREAT! I'm going to mka ethis soon - we have twu turkey breasts in the freezer.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Dar~ Eat Hearty and Stay Healthy... that sounds like good advice.
BJ~ I think this would be good with South Beach.
Kurdistan~ thanks for stopping by
E~ The orange and rosemary are a great combination
Jerry~ Spell Check??

Chef Aimee said...

Mmm...turkey! I wish it were Thanksgiving all year round - I love turkey and I think rosemary is its best herb compliment! :)

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