Honey Roasted Turkey Breast
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 15mins
- 1 1⁄2 kg boneless turkey breast, fresh
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
- 1⁄3 cup margarine, butter flavored
- 1⁄3 cup honey
- 1⁄3 cup white wine
- pepper, to taste
- Place the turkey breast in a shallow roasting pan.
- In a medium sauce pan, combine remaining ingredients and gently simmer for 3-5 minutes, allowing the flavor from the sprig on rosemary (I used one that was about 5 inches long) to infuse into the sauce. Remove and keep the sprig of rosemary.
- If you have an injector, inject about 1/2 of the wine/butter/honey mixture into the breast in several locations. Drizzle another 1/4 of the mixture on top of the breast. Season with pepper. I do not use salt because it can draw out some of the moisture of the turkey and it really doesn't need it.
- If you don't have an injector, just pour about 1/2 of the mixture on the breast and then season with pepper.
- Place the sprig of rosemary across the top of the breast.
- Place in an oven preheated to 325 f until the turkey reaches an internal temperature of 160. This took our oven about 2 hours but keep a close eye on it so you don't dry it into turkey jerkey instead of turkey breast. At about 45 minutes, baste it with some of the remaining butter/wine/honey mixture. At 1hour and 15 minutes start basting it every 30 minutes with the juices from the pan.
- Remove at 160 degrees, discard the rosemary, and wrap the breast in foil for at least 15 minutes but will stay warm for much longer.
I made this for my wife tonight and she said it was the best home cooked turkey that she ever had! It turned out juicy and the marinade was delicious! I didn%u2019t have any fresh rosemary or margarine so I used dried rosemary and regular butter and when serving the cut turkey I heated up the pan marinade and poured a bit of it over the meat slices to give it extra flavor it was a hit.
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<p>I was born in Southern Arizona with a taste for spice. Keeping kosher in Arizona was a challenge, so I had to eat at home a lot which meant I needed to experiment to have a variety of food available. I moved to Israel and my pallet has grown and cooking has blossomed. <br /> <br />I cook for the fun of it and rarely use a recipe as more than a base. I love to experiment and try new techniques and ideas.</p>