6-9: Orange-Glazed Turkey Breast

Sometimes a dish can remind you what you like about a particular ingredient. 6-9: Orange-Glazed Turkey Breast reminded me that I really enjoy turkey breast. Turkey breast is a low calorie protein that is delicious to eat any time of year, not just at Thanksgiving.

6-9-orange-glazed-turkey-breast_page_1This dish would be really easy to make with Thanksgiving leftovers. We bought a turkey breast on manager’s special and froze it for storage until I was ready to make this recipe.

6-9-orange-glazed-turkey-breast_page_2I love the illustrations on the bottom of the recipe card of the ingredients. It’s good to know some things haven’t changed since 1992.

img_5122The ingredients shot clearly shows off the manager’s special sticker on the turkey breast. I used mandarins instead of oranges because they were what I had on hand at the time.

img_5123Melting butter in a pot to create the glaze for the turkey breast that is currently roasting in the oven.

img_5124Adding in the maple syrup, soy sauce, and orange juice makes the sauce turn dark.

img_5125The turkey breast came out perfectly, if not a little over done. The pop-up timer didn’t pop, but these can sometimes be unreliable.

img_5126Slicing mandarins is a snap with a really sharp knife. Jamie bought a really sharp slicing knife just before I made this recipe, so I got to take it on a test run. It can slice through almost anything like butter at this point.

img_5127The glaze is coming to a boil. Time to cut the turkey.

img_5128Slice the turkey breast into serving slices, which I forgot to do at the first Thanksgiving that I hosted. We were in a rush and had been drinking because of the holiday. Drinking is not something Jamie and I do very often, so the turkey wasn’t sliced very well. I’ll do better next year, right?

img_5129In a glass pan, lay out the turkey, brush on the glaze and cover with sliced fruit. The dish goes in the oven for 15 minutes to heat through.

img_5130Here’s what it looks like after 15 minutes in the oven. Nearly the same.

img_5133The final product, served with some green beans on a bed of white rice. I really enjoyed this dish and would eat it again.