Delight in the magic of the Herbal Buttermilk marinated Turkey Breast!
Remember, health perks are part of the package deal with Herb Buttermilk Turkey Breast!
Turkey breast is a nutritious and delicious lean meat that offers several health benefits. Firstly, it is a fantastic source of high-quality protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissues in the body. Protein also helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied, making it a great option for those looking to manage their weight.
Additionally, turkey breast is low in fat, particularly saturated fat, which can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. It is also a good source of vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium, which are important for overall health and well-being.
Moreover, turkey breast contains tryptophan, an amino acid that helps the body produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in regulating mood, sleep, and appetite. This can contribute to improved mood and better sleep quality. Overall, incorporating turkey breast into your diet can provide a range of health benefits and is a great option for those looking to eat a nutritious and balanced diet.
Why did the turkey refuse dessert? A: He was stuffed. 😄
When serving herb-marinated turkey breast, there are several delicious side dishes that can complement the flavors and elevate your meal. Roasted vegetables such as carrots, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes seasoned with herbs and olive oil make a healthy and flavorful option. A fresh salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and a light vinaigrette can provide a refreshing contrast to the rich turkey. Additionally, creamy mashed potatoes or fluffy quinoa can serve as hearty and satisfying accompaniments to the herb-marinated turkey breast. Don't forget to add some cranberry sauce or gravy on the side for that extra burst of flavor. These side dishes will help create a well-rounded and satisfying meal that your guests will surely enjoy.
Buttermilk Marinated Herb Turkey Breast 😋
3 cups buttermilk
Fresh herbs you choose reserve some for the pan-sauté and garnish
1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
1 minced clove garlic
Herb Buttermilk Marinade:
Combine buttermilk, salt, and a variety of herbs (such as parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme) the garlic and brown sugar to create a flavorful brine.
Let the turkey breast marinate in this mixture for at least 12 hours.
The sodium in the brine keeps the turkey moist while roasting, resulting in a juicy roasted turkey.
The skin becomes crispy and develops a dark golden brown color during roasting.
Note: This marinade works best for turkey breasts rather than whole turkeys.
Now let's Pan-Sauté the Buttermilk Herb Turkey Breast Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees
2 Turkey Breast
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
pinch of salt & pepper
a little minced garlic
two pinches of fresh herb mixture
Season the Turkey Breast:
Pat the turkey breast to dry with paper towels.
Rub the salt, pepper, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and dried sage all over the turkey breast.
Let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
Sauté the Turkey Breast:
Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
Place the seasoned turkey breast in the skillet, skin side down.
Sear for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
Flip the turkey breast and sear the other side for an additional 3-4 minutes.
Add Sauteed Turkey to Oven:
Add the sauteed turkey breast to the center rack of the oven
Roast for 15 to 20 minutes until the turkey breast is cooked through (internal temperature reaches 165°F) Take it out of the oven.
Remove the turkey breast from the skillet and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Deglaze the pan if you like
Pour in the chicken broth, white wine, or butter to deglaze the pan
Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan to add to the pan sauce
Slice the turkey breast into thin pieces.
Garnish with fresh parsley and last of the fresh herb mixture, and pan sauce
Serve with your favorite sides.
Enjoy your flavorful Pan-Sautéed Herb Turkey Breast! 🦃🌿
If you're pressed on time, you can always order it form our Chicken & Turkey entrees.
Try exploring some wine to go with the recipe!
When it comes to pairing wine with herb-marinated turkey breast, you have several delightful options. Let’s explore some reliable choices that will complement your flavorful dish:
Chenin Blanc: This medium-bodied white wine grape is versatile and food-friendly. Look for a Vouvray, which is made with Chenin Blanc from the Loire region in France. Vouvray is also a reliable choice. Alternatively, you could explore South African Chenin Blanc.
Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio: opt for a good quality bottle of Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio. Italian producer Albino Armani offers a great Pinot Grigio. If you prefer an American white wine, consider an Oregon Pinot Gris.
Full-Bodied Rosés: These can pair well with turkey and complement the sides. Try a Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo (though they can be a bit hard to find) or explore rosés.
Pinot Noir: If you’re willing to splurge, consider a higher-priced Pinot Noir, although many Pinots Noir will pair just fine!
Remember, wine pairing is subjective, so feel free to explore and find what suits your palate best. Cheers to a delicious meal! 🍷🦃
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