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Recipe for family meals :

Savoury Seasoned Turkey Breast

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 - 2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 onion
1 stalk celery
1 (5 - 5 1/2 lb) turkey breast

  • Combine olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Mix together the garlic salt, ground black pepper, rosemary and tarragon.
  • Rinse and dry the turkey breast.
  • Pull skin back from each side toward center and brush liquid mixture over breast. Sprinkle on herb mixture. Pull skin back over breast.
  • Place a halved onion and celery stalk, cut in thirds, under breast in pan or on rack of smoker.
  • Roast or smoke as desired for length of time specified for weight of breast.

Serves 6

Martin James