Sage Roasted Turkey Breast

Sage Roasted Turkey Breast

Over time the enormous family reunion style Thanksgiving of my past has given way to a much smaller and more intimate holiday table. And although I miss the big, loud Thanksgivings of days gone by, I cannot say that I miss the marathon -like cooking and dirty dishes that goes along with it. I have had enough marathon cooking in my life, I would prefer that my holidays be just that – a holiday. So, off and on over the last few years we have taken to cooking just the turkey breast for Thanksgiving. This much smaller packaging gets right to the point of having turkey and, honestly, makes cooking the iconic bird so much easier and quicker.

Ingredients

  • 16 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 head of garlic
  • 1 T pickling spices
  • 1 (5 lb) turkey breast
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 10 fresh sage leaves, minced
  • 1 T fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1.t pepper
  • 2 t. kosher salt
  • 1 orange, quartered
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 bay leaves
  • All purpose flour
  • Chicken stock ( about a quart)
  • Salt and pepper
Read the whole recipe on Eatin' on the Cheap