So hubby and I went out on Wednesday, November 23rd to get our Turkey. I had gone shopping a week prior but found the turkey prices at Wal*Mart were higher than what I would pay at Food Lion so I figured I'd just swing by there on one of hubby's other days off...well we know how that ends up...(Oh, crap we still need the turkey!) Anyway, by the time we made it to the store there were no whole turkeys left it was just turkey breast. So we grabbed two of those and I let them thaw in the fridge until Friday which is when I had planned to add butter and herbs to make them tasty-birds!
I don't measure...it could be because I'm lazy or because that's how my mom cooked, but either way, that's how I cook. So if you do this at home next year, or even for Christmas, you just do it according to how much of these you and your family like.
1 stick butter
Basil (3ish tablespoons)
Rosemary (maybe 1-2 teaspoons)
I softened one stick unsalted butter in the microwave ( NOT melted, just softened enough to work it into the herbs)
Then I added a bunch of Basil, Sage and Rosemary.
Hand mixed it all together.
|I didn't remember to take a pic until after I had slathered the bird, but I think you get the idea of the consistency still.|
Pulled the skin away from the meat and slathered a bunch of the mixture under the skin and the slathered more on top of the skin.
The only part you have to watch out for is the cold bird will cause the warm-ish butter to clot VERY soon after you get it on there, so you need to be sure you're rubbing it on pretty quickly and make sure you added enough so you won't have to go back and add to it since the cold butter will only move away from the skin and won't spread with the new warm butter.
I used Reynolds Turkey Roasting Bags probably again because I'm lazy and absolutely did not want to baste the turkey's every 15 minutes. Because the breasts I bought were only 7 and 8 pounders I decided to take a risk and put them both in one bag since the instructions in the box said it could accommodate upwards of 20lbs. So in they both went, side by side and then they sat in a casserole dish (because I don't have a turkey roasting pan) in my fridge until the next morning! I got up about 7:30am and put them in the oven. They were perfect and ready by 11:00am!
|The lighting is terrible, sorry!|
|Nice and crispy on the outside and wonderfully tender on the inside!|