Roast Turkey Breast with Garlic and Herbs
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Whole turkey breasts are an increasingly popular, easy, and inexpensive way to feed a large gathering.
garlic clove(s)4 clove(s), medium, minced
fresh sage2 Tbsp, chopped
fresh oregano2 Tbsp, chopped
olive oil1 Tbsp, extra-virgin
lemon zest2 tsp, grated
table salt1 tsp
black pepper½ tsp, freshly ground
uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast5 pound(s), or with bone
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray the rack of a roasting pan with olive oil nonstick spray and place it in the pan.
- Combine the garlic, sage, oregano, oil, lemon zest, salt, and pepper in a small bowl; stir until the consistency of a paste. Carefully lift the skin from the turkey and rub the garlic-herb paste evenly under the skin. Place the turkey, skin-side up, on the rack in the pan.
- Roast the turkey 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the breast registers 170°F, about 1 hour 40 minutes.
- Transfer the turkey to a large cutting board; let stand 10 minutes before carving. Remove the skin before eating. Yields about 2 slices per serving.