Thanksgiving is quickly approaching – and, of course, that means one thing: turkey. I have heard horror stories my entire life about preparing one; it is perceived to be a stress-inducing, difficult, hated task.
I want to fight that preconceived notion; preparing the turkey can be simple, while still remaining elegant – and I’m so excited to be partnering with my friends at Kroger to tell you how!
My top tip is to use a turkey breast instead of an entire turkey. They are much easier to cook, to clean, and to handle. You also still get quite a bit of meat out of it; the breast that I picked up was 7 lbs. If you need to do a couple of them, the accompanying recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
- 1 Turkey Breast (approximately 7 lbs)
- 5 lemons, juiced
- 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 tbsp. dry mustard
- 2 packs Simple Truth Organic Poultry Herb Blend (Rosemary, Sage, Thyme)
- 3 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. black pepper
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 c. white wine (dry)
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Combine lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, dry mustard, herbs, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
- Place turkey breast in a roasting pan, skin side up.
- Evenly distribute the herb mixture on top of the turkey breast, reserving 1/4 of it.
- Loosen the skin and put the remaining fourth of the herb mixture directly on the meat.
- Cube the stick of butter and place cubes underneath the skin, directly on the meat.
- Pour the wine into the bottom of the roasting pan; similarly, line the pan with the squeezed lemons.
- Bake for approximately 1 hour 40 minutes; you want the internal temperature to be 165 degrees.
- Remove turkey from oven, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes.
Now, y’all – how easy is that? Simplified, yet oh-so-delicious. You can find all of these ingredients, just as I did, at your local Kroger. They are your one-stop shop this holiday season!
Tell me – do you prepare the turkey for your family? What are some of your family traditions this time of year?
From my roasting pan to yours, I hope y’all have a Happy Thanksgiving!
As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living.
Y’all come back now, ya hear?
FTC: This is a sponsored post; all opinions, however, are my own.