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food52hotline Should I first roast turkey breast down and then flip?

asked by @jilladavis about 3 years ago
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Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

added about 3 years ago

That's the method suggested in Russ Parson's Dry Brined Turkey recipe, and it works really well.
Here's the recipe, if you're interested in seeing the method: http://www.food52.com/recipes...

added about 3 years ago

As long as you don't mind the risk of the breast skin sticking to the rack and maybe tearing when you flip it .
I would follow the recipe but cook breast- up instead.


Sarah is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 3 years ago

I've done it several times with great success - you won't believe how much more moist the meat stays, since the juices keep circulating through the breast meat for much of the cooking time. I've never had a problem with the skin tearing (but definitely oil the rack regardless).

It is a bit of a logistical exercise to manage though :)