The heat is on, the final trips to the market are here for holiday cooking. Christmas is here and New Years is on its way. May I recommend something fabulous? This Thanksgiving I was not in the mood to cook a full bird. We prefer the white breast meat, so I went with that. Just that. A nice 3 pound organic Turkey breast. It is simple to season and it is delicious!
Were talking moist, tender and full of flavor. My family devoured it. This turkey is great for leftovers & the lunch box. It is easy to handle, with minimal cleanup and waste. The presentation when it is sliced and plated is really nice too. All around I would say the turkey breast was a winner at our Thanksgiving table. It could be a winner at your holiday dinner too!
A few things I learned along the way and some helpful sites to refer back to.
- Make sure you have a meat thermometer.
- Pay attention to cooking times as a general guide, but make sure you test the internal temperature.
- Your cooked turkey breast should read 165˚F in the center when cooked through.
- Be mindful while cooking, undercooked is dangerous and wrong. Overcooked is too dry. Juices should run clear when turkey is cooked through.
- Turkey is high in protein and low in fat. Great for mini-meals throughout the day.
To learn more about roasting times and procedures click the following links:
- Turkey is a good source of vitamin B and trace minerals.
- Selenium is a mineral found in turkey, it helps boost our antioxidant defense system. Selenium aids in healthy thyroid function and is a good immunity booster!
To learn more about turkey health benefits click the following links:
We had many meals using this turkey after our Thanksgiving feast. My favorite is the open faced turkey sandwich. I toasted a slice of Ezekiel bread and layered it with a smear of mashed sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey and a slice of cheese. I broiled it in the toaster until the cheese was melted and lightly browned. I sprinkled more of my favorite smoked paprika over the top.
Serve with these MarlaMeridith.com Recipes
Turkey Recipe Links
- Emeril’s Turkey Meatloaf The Bitten Word
- Ham & Turkey Club Sandwich My Kitchen Addiction
- Leftover Turkey Pot PieThe Pioneer Woman
- Mom’s Turkey Soup Recipe Simply Recipes
- Smokey Turkey Chili Recipe Cookin’ Canuck