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Brined Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast

We eat a fair amount of chicken in our home and it is nice to mix it up with some turkey every once in awhile.  So, that is just what I did last week and afterwards, I thought, "That was soooo good, let's do that again!"  I will be brining the turkey today for a scrumdiddlyumptious meal tomorrow.  

Brine Ingredients:
Equal parts salt and sugar (I used 1/2 cup each) for ~3 lbs of turkey
Optional: herbs of your choosing; fresh-squeezed lemon or orange juice

Fill a small saucepan about half-way full of water.  Bring to a boil.  Dissolve the salt and sugar in the boiling water.  Allow to cool.  Place the thawed turkey breasts in an appropriate-sized container and then pour the brine mixture over the turkey.  If needed, add cold water and/or ice so that the turkey is completely covered.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  I like to use an oven bag when cooking the turkey breast; simply follow the instructions that come with the bags and voila dinner is done in under 2 hours.  I like to make enough so that we enjoy the first meal with hot turkey (I typically serve it with gravy, roasted potatoes, and green beans) and then have the leftovers as cold turkey sandwiches (waaay better than deli lunch meat!).  Enjoy!

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