I know there are some die-hard Thanksgiving lovers out there... I've just never been one of them. It's not that I hate turkey, but if it's so delicious, why isn't it on any restaurant menu? See my point?
I think turkeys are difficult to cook, annoying to carve, and I do not like to eat anything with a waddle. That being said, I have recently changed my tune. I made turkey with only four ingredients. I was inspired by Ina Garten's truffle butter turkey recipe (here) but I thought I'd give a test run on a little turkey breast. So here's how to make magic:
I purchased my turkey breast from Kroger.
They are available at most supermarkets in the frozen meat section.
Truffle butter is available at specialty food markets such as Fresh Market
Salt and pepper
(and FYI if you google for images of "salt and pepper" you get a lot of images of Salt-n-Pepa)
Don't use this on your turkey
After a few attempts, I recommend the following:
1. Wash turkey breast and pat dry.
Leave the turkey in it's mesh bag; it's in there for a reason.
2. Give your turkey a good rub down with a few tablespoons of room temperature truffle butter.
3. Sprinkle turkey LIGHTLY with salt and pepper.
4. Cook according to the package directions. Mine was in a 350 degree oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
5. Serve with more room temperature truffle butter.