Kelly the Culinarian: January 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Cooking with Kelly: Roasted Turkey Breast with Vegetables

I recently got an awesome deal on a turkey breast that's been sitting in my freezer ever since. I've never made a turkey breast, but when the price is free for a seven-pound turkey breast, I'll give it a try.

And I must say, this is some of my best work!
After defrosting for three days in the fridge with a bowl underneath, I rinsed the turkey breast and removed the neck. I patted it dry with paper towels, the thoroughly salt and peppered the inside and outside. I place one half stick of softened butter under the skin and sprayed the outside skin with a cooking oil. Then, I sprinkled on about 1/4 teaspoon each of steak seasoning and poultry seasoning. I also added about a half teaspoon of paprika.

I placed the turkey breast in a cooking bag made for turkeys. Yes, it's taking the easy way, but it speeds up both the cooking and clean-up process, so I'm all for it.

I also added a pound of diced red potatoes, three large sliced carrots and one small onion, sliced.

I cooked the whole thing for two hours at 325 degrees, then let it rest for 20 minutes before carving.

There was a lot left over, but I have big plans for all this. It's only saving if you use it all!