Recently I've lost my taste for most deli meat. I think it has something to do with the fact that I'm an extreme control freak but I don't like the fact that I don't necessarily know what is going into my food. Also, I think deli meat can get a little bit slimy sometimes, right?
That said, I still totally appreciate a simple and satisfying turkey sandwich. So what is a girl to do in this dilemma? It's simple, buy a turkey breast from the grocery store, season it, and stick it in the oven for some serious roasting. You'll end up with a delicious turkey breast ready to be sliced and sandwiched...or whatever you want to do with it (I also love it on whole wheat toast with Tapatio for a quick breakfast).
Roasted Turkey Breast
Half a raw turkey breast, bone-in and skin-on
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1.) Preheat your oven to 375° Fahrenheit.
2.) Wash turkey breast and pat dry with a paper towel.
3.) Season both sides of the breast liberally with salt and pepper (and any other seasoning you like!).
4.) Roast, turning turkey breast over once during cooking, for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the breast temperature reaches 165° Fahrenheit.
5.) Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting into it. To store turkey, cover with aluminum foil and slice off meat as desired.
How do you feel about deli meat versus roasting your own?