Chile-Citrus Turkey Breast
It's important to allow the meat to rest before slicing to ensure that the juices are properly distributed.
Martha Stewart Living, February 2011
- 12 dried Cascabel chiles (about 2 ounces) or 5 ancho chiles (dried poblanos)
- Juice of 2 oranges
- Juice of 1 lime
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1 small white onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 bone-in turkey breast (4 to 6 pounds)
- 24 corn tortillas (6 inches each), warmed, for serving
- Toast chiles in a dry skillet over medium heat, turning occasionally, until slightly softened and pliable, about 5 minutes. Remove seeds and ribs. Place chiles in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer chiles to a blender. Add orange and lime juices, garlic, onion, and salt; blend until smooth. Transfer 3/4 cup sauce to small bowl and refrigerate.
- Rub turkey with remaining sauce and place in a baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours (up to 12 hours).
- Remove turkey from refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Roast in oven for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 20 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Transfer turkey to a cutting board; let stand about 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with warm tortillas and reserved sauce.
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