Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thanksgiving Edition: Orange Glazed Turkey Breasts

Good evening bloggers! Welcome to another wonderful edition of Everyday Meals. I'm your hostess with the mostest, Mandie. We are continuing our Thanksgiving adventures tonight. Before we begin, we are going to take a stroll into our classroom and learn a little bit about the origin of Thanksgiving. Please, take a seat and stay tuned! Thanksgiving traces back to 1621 at a celebration in Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The Plymouth colony did not have enough food to feed half of the 102 colonists, so the Wampanoag Native Americans helped the Pilgrims by providing seeds and teaching them to fish. As for the date of Thanksgiving, in the era of the Founding Fathers until the time of Lincoln, many states had decided on various dates for Thanksgiving. The first Thanksgiving celebrated on the same day in all of the United States was in 1863 by presidential proclamation. How interesting is that? Okay, enough with the history lessons. I think it's time for us to get into the kitchen and start prepping for our Thanksgiving feast!

Orange Glazed Turkey Breasts

You will need:

  • 1 turkey breast, bone-in, about 5 to 7 pounds
  • vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
For the Glaze
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons sweet orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Rub the turkey breast lightly with vegetable oil.
  3. Sprinkle the turkey breast with salt and pepper.
  4. Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan.
  5. Roast for about 2 to 3.25 hours, depending on size of the turkey breast.
  6. A meat thermometer will reach 170 degrees when the turkey is done.
  7. If necessary, tent with a piece of buttered or oiled foil during the last hour.
  8. For the Glaze: In a small saucepan combine all of the glaze ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  9. Baste with glaze a few times the last 20 minutes of cooking time.
  10. Let the turkey stand for 10 minutes before carving.
  11. Enjoy!

I hope you all had a blast learning another fabulous Thanksgiving recipe. I will catch you all on the flip side. Have a great weekend and happy blogging to all! <3