Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My Last Turkey for a While



It's officially spring, and while doing a spring cleaning in my garage freezer, I found a frozen Empire kosher turkey breast with the skin and bone in (the only way to buy a turkey breast) tucked way in the back with the frozen puff pastry cups and the hard as a rock bagels that are probably 2 years old.

The sell date was November 30, 2008! Eeeek. I guess I bought an extra one for Thanksgiving and never used it.

Can you use frozen poultry if it's been frozen for 4 months?

I googled it and the answer was YES. 6 months, then throw it away.

So, a turkey it was.



If you haven't made my recipe for Herb Roasted Turkey Breast yet, please do so before the warm weather arrives. It is so good, never dry and great for sandwiches for the next few days. It makes its own rich gravy so you don't have to do much work at all (& no cleaning naked turkeys for those of you who hate the neck, giblets, and other disgusting parts, which I love).



I served Brussels sprouts, sliced and fried up with pancetta and shallots in olive oil and those famous crash potatoes that have the whole world making them for dinner (don't press down on the potatoes so hard!).



This will be my last turkey for a while, probably until fall.
So, gobble, gobble.





Delicious, delicious.

19 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

wow what a great dinner. night after night you seem to churn out these fabulous meals! I want to be your neighbor. The photos are beautiful too.

Lisa said...

I want some of the leftovers! I actually collect turkeys in my freezer (when you get the free holiday one) and have a turkey breast that I need to make. I am going to try this recipe when i make it.

HungryinSW said...

Those brussels with pancetta look legit. Doesn't every vegetable need a good dose of hog?

kat said...

We have one sitting in the freezer too that needs to come out in the next week or two. Haven't decided whether to roast it or smoke it yet

Culinary Cory said...

Gotta love those potatoes! I'm wondering if the turkey breast recipe can be adapted for the grill. Maybe cook it on a really low flame to let it roast above the flames. Just random thoughts to myself. Have a happy day! :)

Pam said...

What a beautiful dinner Stacey - I love the whole meal, especially the potatoes.

LaDue & Crew said...

This looks a fresh bird to me. Mine never look that pretty! I always have turkey in the freezer- looks like I better try your recipe!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Last turkey of the season? Never! Grilling turkey breast is really delicious. Loved the entire meal, including the brussel sprouts. I can visualize how great everything was...and the spuds...so simple, and so good. (That reminds me, I have a turkey in my deep freeze).

StaceyEsq said...

This has become a favorite family dinner. So simple, so delicious.

Bob said...

Mmmm, turkey. Man, I love turkey. That looks fantastic.

The Duo Dishes said...

Turkey never gets old! The brussels are what we want for sure.

The Food Hunter said...

Isn't it awesome when you find food you didn't know you had and then make something delicious with it.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Looks good Stacey. I love the crisp skin on top.

doggybloggy said...

beau-turkey-full!

noble pig said...

Now I want a pumpkin pie to go with all that! Beautiful.

Lori Lynn said...

Impressive dinner Stace!
So elegant seems like it should be served for a special occasion, not just cleaning out the freezer!
I have to try all three of these dishes.
LL

Cate said...

The potatoes are totally making my mouth water!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I tried Stacey's turkey recipe and it comes out perfect, she is the Queen of cooking turkey!!

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