Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Just not digging the white meat
Honey-Glazed Turkey Breast
The New Holly Clegg Trim & Terrific Cookbook Copyright 2002, 2006
1 (5-pound) turkey breast
Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 ½ teaspoons dried rosemary leaves
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line your pan with foil! Trust me.
Remove the skin from the turkey breast and discard; place the breast in a roaster pan. Season with the salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, mix together the honey, mustard and rosemary. Pour half the glaze over the turkey breast, and bake, uncovered for about 2 hours or until the meat thermometer registers 170 to 175 degrees F in the thickest part of the breast. You may need to add a little water to the bottom of the pan.
I was going to keep the skin on but after an hour and half, the skin was pretty much an almost black mess so I removed it. Would that have happened anyway if I had removed the breast first? Would I still have had a blackened mess that I couldn't remove? I just don't know.
During the final 15 minutes of baking, brush the remaining glaze over the turkey breast. Serve.
Makes 10 to 12 servings.
Per serving: 188 cal, 33g pro, 8g carbs, 1g fat, 0g fiber, 95mg chol, 152mg sodium
I bought this turkey breast on markdown some time ago and it was time to make it. I'm trying to clean out the entire freezer this time. Usually I make it only so far before I start restocking it and then a few things always end up getting thrown out.
As I mentioned yesterday, white meat just isn't doing much for me these days. This glaze was delicious but it doesn't really penetrate into the meat. It does make for an attractive presentation though since the glaze makes the skinless breast look pretty.
I would use this glaze on something else but I don't think I'll be roasting any turkey breasts again any time soon.
I suspect that my oven might be dying again. I've replaced the element twice already. I seem to be able to get 2 years out of an element. Do I replace the element a third time? It's a cheap ($30-$40) and easy fix but the rest of the stove isn't that great. It's the only major appliance that hasn't been replaced yet. It's white (my other appliances are bisque - even the hood is not white). It's got coils and I'm constantly replacing the drip pans since they get yucky looking and cleaning them doesn't help. The knobs are mostly missing or broken. I looked into replacing the knobs but that would be in the range of $60 and not worth it.
So is it time to replace the stove? My hesitance is that as crappy as my stove is, it's probably better made than anything I can afford to replace it with. I mean, it wasn't a great stove in it's day either but it seems that as time goes by, appliances are becoming more and more disposable. I replaced a dishwasher that was 20 years old and only had a broken hose but I wanted something 'new' and that 'new' dishwasher only lasted about 2 years before I was replacing it again.
Question of the Day: What kind of stove do you have? Do you like it?