Monday, December 23, 2013

Herbed Turkey Breast


1 (5 lb) bone in turkey breast
3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil or 2 tablespoons corn oil, divided
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon lemon pepper
2 carrots, chopped in large pieces
1 stalk celery, chopped coarsely
1 onion


Loosen skin from turkey with fingers, leaving skin attached along bottom edges.
In a small bowl, combine 1 T lemon juice, 1 T oil, garlic and lemon pepper.
Spread evenly under skin.
Combine remaining oil and lemon juice and set aside.
Place turkey on rack in roasting pan, with vegetables under cavity of breast.
Baste breast with combined oil and lemon juice.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 2 1/2hours or until juices are clear, basting occasionally with juices.
Shield loosely with foil, if browning too quickly.
Let stand covered for 10 minutes.
Discard vegetables, and make a gravy with juices.

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