Citrus Rotisserie Turkey Breast

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What You Need:

  • 4 tbsp. butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 (5 lb.) turkey breast
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 C orange juice

How to Make It:

  1. In a mixing bowl blend together the butter, garlic, cinnamon, salt, cloves and curry powder until it becomes a spreadable consistency.
  2. Rub the turkey with the butter mixture being sure to completely cover the turkey breast.
  3. Fit an adjustable V neck rack into a shallow roasting pan.
  4. Place the turkey breast on the V rack.
  5. Bring the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  6. Cook the turkey breast 1 hour being sure to turn the turkey 1/4 turn every 15 minutes and baste with the pan drippings to ensure the turkey is browned on all sides equally.
  7. The 1/4 C of water may be added to the pan drippings if needed.
  8. When you have turned the breast the last quarter of a turn pour the orange juice over the top of the turkey.
  9. Continue baking an additional 30 minutes or until the internal temperature has reached 170 degrees.
  10. Allow the turkey breast to stand for 20 minutes before cutting and serving.

Serves 5

For many cooks roasting is the best way to cook a turkey. The oven temperature stays constant while basting and checking the internal temperature is much easier to do. If you live on the adventurous side then grilling, deep frying and even rotisserie might be fun to try.