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AvrilH
11-30-2003, 08:30 AM
I'm thinking an hour at 350?Could I butterfly it and stuff it? My MIL is heading to Australia for the winter tomorrow, and she loves Canadian turkey - so I though I would do a mini-Christmas dinner tonight.

Thanks in advance!

ssusan
11-30-2003, 08:34 AM
Perhaps this is way to simple, but it is good.
-Susan


* Exported from MasterCook *

Marinated Turkey Breast

Recipe By : Recipes
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Main Dishes

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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5 pounds turkey breast
1 can (14.5 oz.) Natural goodness chicken broth
1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves -- crushed
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves -- crushed
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Rinse turkey with cold water and pat dry. Mix broth, rosemary, thyme, and
pepper in a large deep nonmettallic dish. Add turkey and turn to coat.
Cover and refrigerate 2 hours, turning turkey occasionally. Remove turkey
from marinade and place meat-side up on a rack in shallow roasting pan.
Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of meat not touching the bone.
Roast at 350 for 1 3/4-2 1/2 hours or until thermometer reads 170, basting
occasionally with marinade. Begin checking doneness after 1 1/2 hours
roasting time. Allow turkey to stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Serves 6-8----122 calories 1 gram fat.



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claire797
11-30-2003, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by AvrilH
I'm thinking an hour at 350?Could I butterfly it and stuff it? My MIL is heading to Australia for the winter tomorrow, and she loves Canadian turkey - so I though I would do a mini-Christmas dinner tonight.

Thanks in advance!

I vote for butterflying and stuffing! There's a stuffed pork loin recipe in the November issue of CL. You could use the stuffing in that recipe but substitute your small turkey breast for the pork loin.

Clover
11-30-2003, 11:08 AM
If you want a basic guide for roasting turkey breast, this what I use, and it works fine.

Preheat oven to 350.
Put turkey breast in roasting pan and cover with foil.
20-25 minutes per pound.
Meat thermometer 165 degrees.
To brown, remove foil for last 30-45 minutes.

Middydd
11-30-2003, 11:13 AM
I used this recipe from Chatelaine last night:

http://www.chatelaine.com/applications/recipe/article.jsp?cid=1186852

Next time I made it, though, I'd forget the foil and changing the temperature and just cook it at 350 for as long as it takes to be done. I use an instant read thermometer.

The herbs and butter and mustard with honey are a really great combination.