so this might be a touchy subject: who thinks that the turkey is the worst part of the thanksgiving meal? the breast meat is often dry, does anyone actually eat the legs, and you’ve got more leftovers than you know what to do with (turkey curry anyone?)
one thanksgiving, many years ago, daunted by memories of a giant leftover turkey carcass and its juices running all over our counter, we decided to roast a turkey breast. with two kinds of stuffing even. it cooks in substantially less time than a traditional turkey (we’re talking 90 minutes here), it looks beautiful, and we think it tastes way better. we’ve never roasted a whole turkey since. (ps, it makes for dang good sandwiches the next day too.)
herb & mustard turkey breast with two stuffings & green onion gravy
the turkey breast gets pounded flat and filled with both a sausage stuffing and a bread stuffing and then smeared in an herb & mustard butter rub before it goes in the oven. save those gorgeous drippings for the green onion gravy!
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