Sometimes roasting a whole turkey just isn’t an option. Perhaps your oven is too small, or maybe you won’t be feeding a large crowd this year. We’re of the mind that a whole bird isn’t always necessary and chose instead to prepare just the breast and the leg.
Of course, we couldn’t skip out on the gravy or a great glaze to give our turkey
that gorgeous golden-brown color
. We recommend marinating the turkey pieces a day in advance for an extra flavor punch.
Add a couple of great sides and some good company for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner
INGREDIENTS (6-8 servings)
- ½ a turkey breast (about 3.3 lb.)
For the glaze
For the gravy
- Fat drippings from turkey
- 7-10 oz. chicken or turkey broth
- Marinate the turkey in the mustard, honey, garlic and olive oil one day in advance. Store in VacSy container and refrigerate
- Place the meat over the vegetables, season with pepper and add the white wine
- Cover the griller with lid or aluminum foil and bake at 320°F for about an hour and a half, then turn the temperature up to 350°F and cook for an additional 45 minutes
- At this point, make the glaze. Add the butter, honey and grapefruit juice to a Zepter Z-1620-SC saucepot and cook until syrupy (this should only take a few minutes)
- After the turkey has cooked at 350°F for 45 minutes, drain the fat from the bottom of the griller into a bowl and coat the outside of the turkey in the glaze
- Raise the temperature to 395°F
- Keep adding the glaze at 5-minute intervals until desired golden-brown color is achieved. Once you are satisfied with the color, remove from oven and let rest
- Lastly, make the gravy. Combine the turkey drippings with the broth, cornflour and water, as needed. Cook on the induction plate at low heat 195°F, mixing constantly until completely combined
- Slice and arrange the turkey on Zepter Royal Gold Bordeaux porcelain
- Serve the gravy in Zepter Royal Gold Bordeaux gravy boat
Remember, the gravy will additionally thicken as it cools. Give it a thinner consistency than desired while cooking for optimal results.