Glazed Gordon Ramsay Turkey Breast Recipe

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Gordon Ramsay turkey breast recipe includes roasting of the turkey in compound butter. It is then served with a thick gravy. This adds moisture and flavor to the turkey.

Gordon Ramsay turkey breast

The herby flavors go great with the turkey and the butter provides a crisp to the exterior of it.

To make Gordon Ramsay turkey breast, make the compound butter with butter, herbs, garlic, lemon zest, and salt. Rub this compound butter on the turkey and roast in the oven for an hour.

Make the gravy from the pan drippings, flour, stock, and salt. Serve the turkey with the gravy. 

Our recipe requires basting, which means you have to open the oven door repeatedly, losing a ton of heat! If you don’t want to baste, we recommend not basting with this recipe.

If you do decide to baste, you will need to plan on some additional cooking time. 

This is a snippet to give you an overview of the recipe. If you want to know more, go ahead and read the whole post.

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What Equipment Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay Turkey Breast?

  • Oven – Bake the marinated turkey in the oven until crispy and slightly browned for an hour.
  • Roasting Pan – Bake the marinated turkey on the roasting pan until crispy.
  • Saucepan – Melt the butter pieces in a saucepan until melted for making butter compound.
  • Wire Rack – Place the wire rack in the oven and bake the turkey until they are slightly brown and crispy.
  • Mixing Bowl – Mix the melted butter and chopped herbs in a bowl to make compound butter for marinating.
  • Wooden Spoon – Melt butter pieces with a wooden spoon to avoid lumps.
  • Spatula – Mix the ingredients of the mixing bowl until well combined.
  • Knife – Chop the herbs with a sharp knife to add them to the butter.
  • Grater – Grate the garlic cloves and lemon peel to make butter compound.
  • Chopping Board – Mince the herbs on a chopping board to ensure easy cutting.
  • Paper Towel – Pat dry the turkey breast with a paper towel for marinating.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay Turkey Breast?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
15 Minutes1 Hour 15 Minutes1 Hour 30 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay Turkey Breast?

For Compound Butter

  • Unsalted Butter – Cook the herbs in the butter to add a rich and nutty flavor.
  • Sage – Chop fresh sage to add an intense aroma with a strong, slightly minty and musky taste. 
  • Rosemary – Chop and add rosemary sprigs to the pan of butter for a lemony-pine-like flavor.
  • Thyme – Chop and add thyme leaves to the pan of butter for an earthy, minty, and slightly lemony flavor.
  • Garlic – Finely grate the garlic cloves and sauté them until aromatic for an intense flavor.
  • Lemon Zest – Add lime zest in the saucepan of butter for an acidic taste with a hint of sweetness.
  • Kosher Salt – Add kosher salt to enhance the flavor instead of making it salty.

For Turkey

  • Turkey Breast – Marinate turkey bones with salt and pepper to get a dark, rich and juicy flavor.
  • Chicken Stock – Add chicken stock while marinating the turkey for a mild savory flavor.
  • Kosher Salt – Add kosher salt while marinating turkey to enhance its flavor and not to make it salty.
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper – Season turkey with black pepper to add pungent, hot, and woody flavor. 

For Gravy

  • All-Purpose Flour – All-purpose flour will make the gravy thick and velvety.
  • Chicken Stock – A good chicken stock will add a mild savory flavor that will enhance the flavors of the gravy.
  • Kosher Salt – Add kosher salt to enhance the flavor of gravy instead of making it salty.
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper – Ground black pepper will make the gravy spicy with an earthy and musty flavor.
Gordon Ramsay Turkey Breast

Steps To Make Gordon Ramsay Turkey Breast

1. Let’s Start From The Scratch

Chop fresh sage, rosemary and thyme. Finely grate the garlic cloves and lemon and keep them aside.

First, preheat the oven to 400℉. Place butter pieces in a saucepan until butter is melted, stirring it with a spoon.

2. Making Of The Compound Butter

In a bowl, add the butter along with chopped sage, rosemary, thyme, finely grated garlic, lemon zest, and salt. Mix it to make the compound butter.

Pat dry the turkey breast with paper towel and season it with salt and pepper. Rub the compound butter on the turkey as well as under its skin.

Place a wire rack in a roasting pan and put the turkey over it. Place the pan in the oven to bake it for 50-55 minutes.

Baste the turkey with the juices every 15 minutes while baking. Also, after halftime, pour some ½ cup into the pan.

When the turkey looks golden, take it out. It is cooked if its internal temperature registers 155℉.

3. Making Of The Gravy

Remove the fat from the pan drippings and pour them into a pan. Add flour to the pan and keep stirring. Then, slowly add chicken stock and keep stirring.

Cook the gravy on low heat for 3-4 minutes. Then, cut the turkey breast and serve it with gravy.

Nutritional Information

Calories252.8 kcal
Carbohydrates 5.1 g
Protein29 g
Fat13 g
Saturated Fat3.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat1.7 g
Cholesterol 86.7 mg
Sodium920.7 mg
Potassium50.9 mg
Fiber 0.5 g
Sugar0.4 g

How Will Gordon Ramsay Turkey Breast Look And Taste Like?

Gordon Ramsay turkey breast will give you the great flavor and is the perfect choice for a scaled-down celebration. This oven-roasted turkey breast is slathered with an herb butter both underneath and on top of the skin.

It will yield juicy, flavorful meat and a crispy skin. Be sure to save the drippings for the accompanying turkey gravy!

Recipe Card

Gordon Ramsay Turkey Breast

Gordon Ramsay Turkey Breast Recipe

Gordon Ramsay turkey breast recipe involves roasting the turkey with herby butter. The roasted turkey is served with a thick gravy.
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Chef’s Delight
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 252.8 kcal

Equipment

Oven
Roasting Pan
Saucepan
Wire Rack
Mixing Bowl
Wooden Spoon
Spatula
Knife
Grater
Chopping Board
Paper Towel

Ingredients
  

For Compound Butter

  • ¾ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Sage (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Rosemary (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Thyme (chopped)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (finely grated)
  • 1 Lemon Zest
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt

For Turkey

  • 2 pounds Turkey Breast (skin on, boneless)
  • ½ cup Chicken Stock
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

For Gravy

  • 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Chop fresh sage, rosemary and thyme. Finely grate the garlic cloves and lemon and keep them aside.
  • Place butter pieces in a saucepan until butter is melted, stirring it with a spoon.
  • First, preheat the oven to 400℉.
  • In a bowl, add the butter along with sage, rosemary, thyme, garlic, lemon zest, and salt. Mix it to make the compound butter.
  • Pat dry the turkey breast and season it with salt and pepper. Rub the compound butter on the turkey as well as under its skin.
  • Place a wire rack in a roasting pan and put the turkey over it. Place the pan in the oven to bake it for 50-55 minutes.
  • Baste the turkey with the juices every 15 minutes while baking. Also, after halftime, pour some ½ cup into the pan.
  • When the turkey looks golden, take it out. It is cooked if its internal temperature registers 155℉.
  • Remove the fat from the pan drippings and pour them into a pan. Add flour to the pan and keep stirring. Then, slowly add chicken stock and keep stirring.
  • Cook the gravy on low heat for 3-4 minutes.
  • Then, cut the turkey breast and serve it with gravy.

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Nutrition

Calories: 252.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.1g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.7g | Cholesterol: 86.7mg | Sodium: 920.7mg | Potassium: 50.9mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.4g
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does it take to cook turkey breast?

In general, to cook a bone-in turkey breast, it will take about 20 minutes per pound at 350 degrees F, or until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

How to you cook turkey breast so it doesn’t dry out?

We recommend covering the turkey breast with foil, while cooking, to prevent it from overcooking or drying out. This way you don’t have to keep wait and baste the turkey breast while it’s cooking.

What is the secret to a moist turkey?

To get a moist meat to avoid hassle, try a dry brine. Salting a turkey and letting it rest before roasting seasons it deeply and helps it retain moisture.

Why to put butter or oil on turkey?

Placing butter under the skin will help the skin brown faster. Butter is 17 percent water, and it will make your bird splotchy. Rub the skin with vegetable oil before you roast to make it juicier.

Conclusion

Simple oven roasted Gordon Ramsay turkey breast is the perfect alternative to a full size turkey. With its crispy skin and tender, juicy meat, your whole family is going to love this one!

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