Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 30 Mins
Yield
Serves 16 (serving size: about 3 ounces)
Photo: Oxmoor House 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 275°.

Step 2

MAKE THE SPICE PASTE

Step 3

Combine the sugar and spices--the first 10 ingredients--in a bowl.

Step 4

Blend the softened butter into the spices with a wooden spoon, and follow with the warm water to make a paste.

Step 5

PREPARE THE TURKEY

Step 6

Lay the turkey breast on a cutting board, and gently slide your hands under the skin, separating the skin from the flesh, but not tearing or removing. We'll use the skin to trap the butter-spice blend, and then we'll remove it after resting.

Step 7

Now, rub the spice paste evenly under the skin.

Step 8

Place the turkey breast on a roasting pan and cover with aluminum foil.

Step 9

NOW, BAKE

Step 10

Bake the turkey at 275° for 1 hour, covered.

Step 11

Remove the foil and cook for another hour, or until the internal temperature is 155°.

Step 12

Remove from the oven and let the bird stand at room temperature 20 minutes. It will carry over perfectly.

Step 13

CARVE THE TURKEY

Step 14

Remove the skin from the turkey breast and carve the lobes off the bone.

Step 15

Wrap the lobes in parchment, then in plastic. Refrigerate overnight.

Step 16

Use to make a killer turkey sandwich. Or, skip the whole parchment-and-put-away thing

Step 17

and serve warm with pickles, some coarse salt, cracked pepper, a loaf of rye bread, and

Step 18

a little grain-mustard/mayo blend.

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