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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunday Supper- Bone In Turkey Breast




Saturday, I decided the weather wasn't getting any warmer to allow BB-Q, so I thawed and brined a bone-in Turkey breast I had for a while..
The brine was simple and basic- 1 cup of Kosher salt, 1/2 cup of white sugar with enough hot water to have them dissolve, cold water(enough to cover bird) and in goes the turkey breast for 16 hours (refrigerated).
I cooked it breast side up, coated with olive oil, and threw a cut up apple in the cavity for moistness. Took 3 hours, counting rest time after cooking. It came out very moist and flavorful! 1 hour before done, I threw some potatoes in the same roasting pan, so they would be done at the same time as the bird..
Dessert was a chocolate cake, home made frosting, sprinkled with cinnamon- pretty good!
I see more than one turkey sandwich in my future this week...
The last photo is an Airedale that really loves turkey!

45 comments:

Marjie said...

Yes, the last picture is an Airedale who really loves turkey, unless beef or pork or chicken is available. Thor's on his team.

I'm making a boneless turkey breast tonight. It's a good, not rushed Sunday night meal. I get the 10 to 12 pounders from my restaurant supply house and split them according to who's home at that time! Then I pack onions and carrots around them, season with poultry seasoning and garlic powder, and cover to roast. Good dinner, and great sandwiches, too!

blueviolet said...

Sounds like a wonderful meal and chocolate cake with cinnamon! I've never tried that combo!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I'm glad to see you finally have supervision (the Airdale)

I still can't imagine having a huge terrier. My little 5 pounders and that terrier personality are a handful.

Thanksgiving is just long enough ago that this turkey sounds delicious. Save me some of that chocolate cake! Yum.

highlandsranchfoodie said...

I'm glad to see you finally have supervision (the Airdale)

I still can't imagine having a huge terrier. My little 5 pounders and that terrier personality are a handful.

Thanksgiving is just long enough ago that this turkey sounds delicious. Save me some of that chocolate cake! Yum.

Kate said...

You made chocolate cake, too! Yippee! And I love making turkey. Just wish it was more than me sometimes because cooking one means freezing 3/4 of it. And it's always better fresh out of the oven.

buffalodick said...

Marjie- Sounds very good! My Mom used to love those rolled boneless turkey roasts..
BlueV- Cinnamon and chocolate is quite popular with Hispanics- and I now love that combo myself!

buffalodick said...

Highlander- You don't step on her, you trip over her! She was described as a "pushy female" in the adoption listing..She's my third, and they were all pushy!
Kate- Simmering bones for broth as we speak! We are looking at about three more meals of turkey in some form..

Gloria said...

Sounds really good buffalo dick, but I loveeee your dog, is awesome, love it!!
I love chocolate/cinnamon, is delicious, we drink too hot chocolare with cinnamon. huggs! gloria

buffalodick said...

Gloria- Your "South of the border" folks taught me this trick! I love the cinnamon and chocolate match up!

doggybloggy said...

nice - I have a turkey tit I mean breast in the freezer right now that needs some attention -

buffalodick said...

DogB- I went basic on you guys, but it was good! Leftovers always get more imagination!

Ily said...

I'll take Airedale's scraps if you don't mind. Sounds like a perfect Sunday meal. I need to learn to slow cook!

buffalodick said...

Ily- Short course.. lower the temp (210-240F) cook longer.. keep moist! Done!

Brian Miller said...

nice. its far enough from tgiving that i could probably go for a turkey sandwich.

Martha@Menagerie said...

Yum! I could go for another turkey about now myself. Maybe I'll get that in next week!
Sorry I've missed so much, been a very busy week but I've looked and read over all your goodies, I'm all caught up now :-)

buffalodick said...

Brian- i eat turkey frequently- I like it! My wife- the white meat fan, was in Heaven..

buffalodick said...

Martha- No troubles! Life has a way of interfering with our blog life!

Hope said...

I've never brined anything before. I think I'll have to try this!

buffalodick said...

Hope- It is the single most thing your can do to improve the flavor of poultry- really!

Tracey said...

I want chocolate cake for dessert. Your posts always make me hungry!
Hope you have a great week.

Green-Eyed Momster

UBERMOUTH said...

Does an apple really make a difference in the chicken?

Gorgeous dog!

tamilyn said...

I love turkey, but I want that dog! I swore after my last dog and cat died we would never have another one. Have you seen the pictures of my new cat Tofu? (smile)

I don't think I can talk Dude into a dog too.

Still need to do the brining-I have another turkey breast in the freezer

Hope said...

Left you something at Hope Radio. Thanks for the great read!

Akelamalu said...

I've yet to meet a dog that doesn't like Turkey! Ours would eat anything - including pickled onions if that's what we were having! LOL

K said...

Even your leftovers sound better than what I've been cooking lately.

Have a great Monday.

Barbara said...

My chocolate cinnamon torte is an all time favorite...had three people ask me to bring it over the holidays. (Too bad it's such a pain to make.) They are natural ingredients together. Found my recipe originally in the NY Times, many years ago.

As for the turkey breast, it's just too much to cook for one and I get easily bored with turkey night after night! But watched Julia Child cook on on a DVD- she put stuffing under it.
Yours looks great!
Keep warm- we can't. 35 again last night, wind chill in the 20's; it's killing citrus and also read this AM that is is killing tropical fish. Last night was supposed to be the last really cold night.
Brrrrrr.

buffalodick said...

Tracey- That cinnamon touch really helps!
Uber- Anything with moisture in it helps.. an orange would have been even better
Tam- I've been brining for years, and it is the key- and simple!
Hope- Thanks for award!
Ake- Mine too, but she literally whines for turkey when we have it!
K- Leftover turkey posts coming up!
Barb- I saw same report on the tropical fish dying.. It's getting serious with the citrus crop too..

Chef E said...

My son had his gang of ball watchers over here Saturday night, I was up and down all day cooking for them, but a bone in Turkey teet right now would be a good alternative to all the darn meat I cooked this weekend!

A Year on the Grill said...

as always, a great meal.. Stock from the bone???

buffalodick said...

ChefE- We love turkey, and when brined, the leftovers aren't "fowl" tasting!
Griller- Oh, Hell yes! Two quarts of the good stuff!

jules said...

That Airedale looks happy! Glad he got some turkey too!

Katherine Aucoin said...

The turkey breasts and the cake are definitely on time for this past frigid weekend!

We have a "hybrid" lol - mutt that would happily join your Airdale in begging for turkey scraps!

buffalodick said...

Jules- I always have female pets! I couldn't kiss her unless she was! That's Clara, we call her the Claredale!
Katherine- Back in the 1800's Airedales were bred to get the trout streams free of otters- Terriers bred with hounds for size and attributes... Like us, we're all mutts!

otin said...

I love turkey. It is one of my favorite meals, actually!

Just telling it like it is said...

What a cute doggie
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jules said...

Claredale the Airedale? I love it!

Chris said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't want to cook outside yesterday:)

And sugar. I FREAKING forgot to put sugar in my brine yesterday. What a no brainer. It still tasted great but, I should have done better. GAH!

Meghan said...

Looks delish, feel free to come over and cook for me anyday! :P

Jen said...

Looks and sounds yummy! I need to start cooking more at home this year...need to make my funds last longer...I'll be watching your blog for ideas.

jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com said...

delicious,
I want a share :)

yummy post.

G-Man said...

Is that dog smiling?
I would be.!!!

buffalodick said...

otin- We like it year round!
Darngirl- She's going on 10 yrs. old..
Jules- She gets called a lot of things!
Chris- Straight salt and water works just fine..
Meghan- Welcome to the blog!
Jen- Eating at home saves a ton of money!
Jingley- Welcome to the blog!
G-man- She never left my side, until the sliced bird was in the fridge...

pinknest said...

Just whipping up a turkey, just like that!

buffalodick said...

Pink- Roasting something is about as easy as it gets!

Velva said...

I am a mutt! The food I remember most is from my mother's side which was 5 generations in the West Virginia mountains. A family of coal miners. I remember most is lots of beans and cornbread. Definitely a lot of Spam too.

My favorite food now is Spanish. Simple, basic and very soul satisfying.