Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winner Winner Turkey Dinner or Orange Rosemary Turkey Breast

Winner winner turkey dinner.  Felt like eating turkey this sundays.  Sean requested my special brown rice as the side dish.

Brine ingredients.

Over night.

Butter, garlic, orange zest, salt and pepper.

Rosemary, thyme, sage. and my garlic grater in the background.

Mush together.

Orange wedges under breast. 

Rosemary, garlic, and water.

Sautéing garlic for rice.

Toasting rice.

Browning flour for gravy.


Turkey before slicing.


At the table.

On my plate!!!

1 Turkey breast
1/8 cup Sea Salt
7-8 course grinds from Pepper grinder
Zest from 1 whole orange (save orange)
2 springs Rosemary
Enough cold water to cover

Brine overnight

Herbed butter
3 tab Butter, softened
Orange zest (any little bit more that you can get off)
2 Cloves garlic grated

For roasting
6 Orange slices
About 1/2 inch water in roasting pan
6 Cloves of garlic, skin removed
2 Sprigs Rosemary

2 tab butter
2 tab flour
Pan drippings

Remove turkey from brine 2 hours before cooking time.  When turkey and herbed butter are both at room temperature, smear butter under the skin and on top.  Place orange wedges on roasting pan and place turkey on top.  Add water and other ingredients.  Cover with foil and put in the oven.  cook at 350 for 30 minutes, remove foil and reduce heat to 300.  Cook till thermometer reaches 160.  Remove from oven and place on carving board, cover and let rest while you make the gravy.  Strain pan drippings.  Melt butter in pan and cook down the flour, add dripping and reduce.  

Val's special Brown rice
Ive been told i make some darn good rice.  I use a blend of rices.  i buy the regular Mahatmah brown rice, Lundberg Jubilee, and a small container of long grain black rice.  Mix them all together.  I store it in an air tight container.

8 Cloves garlic chopped in to large pieces
1 tab Olive oil
1 cup Brown rice
2 cups water
dash of salt
less than 1 tab butter

Heat oil.  Sauté garlic till slightly golden, add rice and toast a little.  Add water and salt, cover and cook on med-hi until water comes to a boil then reduce to a simmer.   Should cook about 40 min.  when its almost done place the pat of butter on top and and replace the lid slightly vented till done.

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