Foolproof Turkey Breast

Courtesy of Guy Fieri

Foolproof Turkey Breast

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    1 14- 16 pound fresh turkey, legs and wings removed 1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon pepper
    1 tablespoon dry rubbed sage 1 teaspoon oregano
    1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon thyme
    1/2 teaspoon granulated onion Zest of one lemon


    Prep: 15 min Total:
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    • 1

      Remove the legs and wings from the turkey, or have your butcher do it. Reserve for stock.

    • 2

      Brine turkey for 12 hours.  Rinse under clear cool water for 5 minutes, drain well and pat dry with paper towels. 

    • 3

      In a small bowl, combine dried spices and lemon zest.  Rub turkey with canola oil, lightly sprinkle rub on turkey, any extra rub place in cavity.  Cover loosely, refrigerate for 30 minutes.

    • 4

      Remove from refrigerator and let rest on counter for 15 minutes.

    • 5

      Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit while turkey is resting. In a large, deep baking pan, fitted with a rack, place turkey breast side down and roast for 35 minutes. Carefully turn turkey over and reduce heat to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue to roast turkey for 1 hour 45 minutes or until temperature at the deepest part of the breast reads 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to check bird every 15 minutes after first hour has passed.

    • 6

      Take out of oven, loosely tent with foil, let rest in pan for 10 minutes. Carve and serve immediately. 

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