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Whiskey Glazed Wild Turkey Breasts

Whiskey Glazed Wild Turkey Breasts

4-6 Servings


Harvested Wild Turkey Breasts, with Skin & Brined                     12 Tbsp. Butter
3 Cup Turkey Stock                                                                       3 Tbsp. Honey
12 Tbsp. Wild Turkey Whiskey (or Whiskey of your choice)         2 Tbsp. Orange Juice
2 Tbsp. Granulated Orange Rind                                                  Salt & Pepper to Taste
1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large oven proof skillet or Dutch Oven, melt 4 tbsp. of butter. Salt and Pepper both sides of turkey breasts to taste. Place turkey breasts in baking dish (breast side down) for 3-5 minutes. Do not move turkey breasts as they brown, you want to avoid tearing the skin. When turkey breasts are a rich golden brown, rotate around completely browning turkey breasts. Once both sides are a golden brown, add 2 cups of turkey stock and cover with lid or foil. Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.

In a separate skillet, melt remaining butter. Keep on low heat and add honey, whisking the mixture together until it begins to bubble. Do not overcook, you don’t want to caramelize or burn the honey and butter mixture. Add whiskey, orange juice, orange rind and cayenne pepper. Whisk glaze continuously until it thickens and is deep orange in color. Remove from heat.

Remove turkey from oven and uncover. With breast side up, brush turkey breasts with whiskey glaze. Use roughly half of glaze making sure to cover entire turkey breasts. Cover and place in oven for 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes, remove from oven and uncover. Cover turkey breasts with remaining glaze. Leave turkey
uncovered and place in oven to bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.

Remove turkey breasts from baking dish. Pour remaining glaze mixture from baking dish into a sauce pan. On medium heat, add turkey stock to glaze mixture and whisk together. Add just enough turkey stock to achieve desired gravy consistency.

Slice turkey breast and place on serving dish. Drizzle with gravy and enjoy!

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