Emeril's Bacon and Herb Roast Turkey Breast

Recipe by Hunkle
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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a shallow roasting pan or baking dish with aluminum foil.
  • Rinse the turkey breast and pat dry.
  • Cook the bacon in a medium skillet until crisp then transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of the rendered bacon fat.
  • Finely mince the cooked bacon when it has cooled and transfer to a small bowl.
  • Add the garlic, sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme, butter, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper.
  • Mix thoroughly to combine and form a paste.
  • Gently loosen the skin on both sides of the turkey breast so that it is separated from the flesh.
  • Divide the herb paste in half and gently spread half between the skin and flesh on each side of the breast.
  • Season the outside of the turkey breast with the remaining teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.
  • Brush the turkey all over with the reserved bacon fat.
  • Place prepared turkey breast in the prepared pan and roast, uncovered, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the deep portion of the breast registers 165 degrees F, 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 or 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 20 minutes before carving into thin slices.
  • Serve with the pan drippings.
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