Buying a turkey breast is, however, not a bad alternative, as you do not have to struggle with neither bones nor carcass. It is a lean meat, so you have to prepare it gently in order to preserve it moist and tender.
To prepare the breast you'll need:
1 turkey breast (800 grams / 1,7 lb), frozen
2 tbsp good butter
3 tbsp seasoning
Do assure yourself whether the spice mix you use contains salt or not to avoid seasoning disasters.
Place turkey breast into a roasting bag. and bake for 4 hours at 100C / 215F.
While the turkey is in the oven, you prepare the stuffing.
You are guaranteed the best result if you take your time and prepare your seasoning from scratch. I bought a packet of a sage and onion stuffing mix from the Shropshire Spice Company.
I gave the final stuffing a personal twist though. To prepare my version of a partly premade stuffing you'll need.
20 cl / 7 fluid oz apple cider
Heat 1/2 of butter in a hot skillet.
Place stuffing in a oven proof dish and cover with tin foil. Place in oven and cook for the remaining time.
Serve breast and stuffing with mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry jelly.
Happy Thanksgiving or Christmas? Take your pick!
Photo: top - Thanksgiving Dinner by alcinoe, middle - turkey by Scarce, and bottom: Shropshire Spice Co logo - company website)