For Thanksgiving this year I decided to try something new with one of my turkey breast. I decided last year to roast two turkey breast instead of cooking a whole turkey. No-one that eats with us likes the legs, meat wise it probably is the same so why not. That just means there is more leftover turkey for sandwiches. So since I was making two I didn't want both to be the same. Last year I tried brining a turkey and it was good. I wasn't sold on the idea of brining again so when I saw a marinated turkey recipe I thought I would give it a try.
Here are my two turkey breast when they were removed form the oven. The one of the left was the buttermilk marinated and the one on the right I slathered it in citrus butter inside the skin and outside.
Both turkeys were really good but when you got them on the plate you could tell which was which. Buttermilk is a good thing to marinate poultry in so I think it did make it more tender.
Buttermilk Marinated Turkey Breast Recipe
1 turkey breast either with or without the bones
3 cups buttermilk or enough to cover well
1 Tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning