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Rosemary Buttermilk Brined Turkey Breast

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Recipe courtesy of Chef Scott Crawford
as seen on episode “Heritage Turkey“, Season 6

Rosemary Buttermilk Brine | Flavor, NC

Brines 2 pound turkey breast


  • 1 Quart Buttermilk
  • 1/2 Quart Whole Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Kosher Salt (Dixie brand)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Honey
  • 1/2 Cup Rosemary Sprigs
  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Onion (Peeled & Sliced)
  • 2-4 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ cup thyme sprigs or your favorite herbs


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients well using a whisk.
  2. Submerge turkey breast in mixture and allow turkey to soak for 12 hours.
  3. Remove turkey and pat dry before cooking.
  4. Season the turkey breast with salt and pepper.
  5. Add duck fat or oil to the pan. Sear the breast skin side down for a few minutes.
  6. Then flip the breast and add some butter to the pan. Baste the breast with the melted butter.
  7. Add a few sprigs of thyme and continue to baste.
  8. Place the sauté pan into the oven and cook at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until an internal thermometer reaches 150 degrees.

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