Lemon-Herb Turkey Breast

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Preparation time: 10 mins marinating
Cooking time: 2 hours plus standing

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 12-14 servings


•1 cup lemon juice
•1/2 cup olive oil
•1/4 cup soy sauce
•1/2 cup packed fresh parsley sprigs
•4 green onions, chopped
•2 garlic cloves, peeled
•1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
•1/2 teaspoon each dried oregano and sage leaves
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1/2 teaspoon pepper
•1 bone-in turkey breast (6 to 7 pounds)


•In a blender, combine the lemon juice, oil, soy sauce, parsley, onions, garlic, mustard and seasonings; cover and process until smooth. Pour 1 cup marinade into a 2-gal. resealable plastic bag; add turkey. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade for basting.
• Line the bottom of a large shallow roasting pan with foil. Drain and discard marinade; place turkey on a rack in prepared pan.
• Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting every 30 minutes with reserved marinade. (Cover loosely with foil if turkey browns too quickly.) Cover and let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Yield: 12-14 servings.


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