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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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