Turkey Breast

by on April 16, 2012
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  • Medium sized turkey breast with skin
  • 1/2 CU compound butter (see recipe)


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  1. 1 stick of butter – softened, but not melted
  2. 1 tsp each – Salt, Sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp each – Dried Basil, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Thyme
  4. pinch each – Ground Clove, Cinnamon, Pepper
  5. Mix above ingredients together and lay out in a rough log in waxed paper
  6. Bring the edges together, creating a sling
  7. Wrap the edges together, creating a solid log
  8. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using


  1. Lift up skin creating cavity between skin and meat
  2. Stuff in compound butter and manipulate to spread
  3. Brush outside of skin with bacon grease, lard, or oil
  4. Season outside of skin with salt and pepper
  5. Bake at 350 for approx 1.5 hour
    – BEST WAY: Bake until internal temperature is 160 degrees
  • Instant read thermometer by Thermoworks – My suggested purchase
  • An insertable, remote thermometer – Less expensive, but very helpful from Amazon.com

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