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Roast Turkey for Two

Roast Turkey for Two

Ingredients:

Brine

1 gal. apple cider

1 cup Kosher salt

4 sprigs fresh sage or 1 Tbsp. rubbed sage

1 sm. onion; chopped

5 peppercorns

Turkey

1/2 bone-in turkey breast

1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted

1/4 tsp. rubbed sage

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground pepper

Method of Preparation:

Brine:

1.Combine all brine ingredients in a stock pot and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve salt.

2.Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours.

3.Six hours before cooking, submerge the turkey in the brine refrigerate for 6 hours. Alternatively, you can brine the breast a day or two in advance, then remove from the brine, rinse, pat dry, and store in a sealed container until ready to cook.

Cook:

4.Heat oven to 425 degrees. Melt butter with sage.

5.Brush breast with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

6.Cook breast for about 45 minutes until an instant-read thermometer** inserted in the center of the breast reads 160 degrees.

7.Remove from oven and tent with foil. Rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

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