Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

I love cold cuts, but I try to avoid them as they have a lot of additives that I'd rather not consume. Instead  I buy a turkey breast on the bone and baste it every 15 minutes. I baste it with a number of different sauces and rubs from barbecue sauce, balsamic reduction, sun dried tomato paste..the possibilities are endless. Today I made it with a honey mustard sauce, it was superb! The sweetness of the honey really came through and caramelized the skin which contrasts nicely with the bite from the dijon mustard. My alternative may have a shorter shelf life but is far more delicious!

1 turkey breast on the bone
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise (full fat)
1 tablespoon honey
1 pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 375. Place a baking rack on top of a baking tray and set aside. Whisk all the wet ingredients and salt together. Rub a spoonful all over the breast. Place the breast on top of the baking rack and pop into the oven, baste every 15 minutes until an instant read thermometer reaches 165 when inserted in the thickest part of the breast. Remove from oven, tent with tin foil for 15 minutes before carving.

*Tip: if the breast gets too dark cover it with tin foil

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