Do you prefer white meat over dark meat on a turkey? I know in my family, everyone has their own personal favorites – some like the dark meat, some only like breast meat and there are others who like the wings. There are several reasons why you should prepare a turkey breast. 1. If you prefer the white meat to the dark. 2. If you have a small gathering for Thanksgiving or another dinner when you don’t want to make a 15-pound bird. 3. If you have a really large gathering and having more meat would be a good idea, but you don’t want to make 2 birds. Roasting a turkey breast is much easier and takes less time than roasting a whole turkey.
I used a lemon, garlic and herb butter to rub all over the turkey to give it lots of flavor. The butter seeped into the turkey as it roasted and made it really juicy. Even the leftover turkey was really tender and packed with flavor. I used a boneless turkey breast, but you can also use a bone-in turkey breast and it will work just as well. I think the boneless option looks a little neater, since it’s tied up like a roast, and it’s a bit easier to serve since you won’t have to cut the bone off. The lemon, garlic, and the assortment of fresh herbs really penetrated into all of the meat, since I marinated it overnight and the flavors complement each other really well. I would suggest making this for any other holiday when you’re having company and any day of the week for your family, not just on Thanksgiving. [Read more…]