4cupscubed sourdough bread, I like using sourdough for this recipe, but you can also use French bread. Just make sure that the bread is on the dry side. If it's not, dice it into cubes and dry it out in an oven set a 200F.
½poundsage seasoned sausage, I usually use Jimmy Dean's Sage sausage.
¼cupcarrots, finely diced
¼cupcelery, finely diced
¼cuponion, finely diced
1apple, diced. I usually use honey crisp, gala, or Fuji apples.
2 to 3cupsbroth, turkey, chicken, vegetable broth are all fine.
Dry Rub. Four days before serving, prepare the spice blend in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Set aside.
Season. Rub the seasoned salt on both sides of the turkey breast.
Dry brine in the fridge. Place the turkey breast on a parchment paper-lined half sheet pan. Store uncovered in the refrigerator up to 4 days. You can also use a cooler for this step if you don't have room in the fridge.
Oven Roasting the Turkey Breast
Preheat. Set the oven temperature to 425℉
Prepare. Place the turkey on a wire baking rack over a half sheet pan (to catch the drippings).
Oven roast. Roast the turkey breast for 30 minutes at 425℉. Reduce the temperature to 350℉. Continue to roast until the thickest part of the breast is 160℉, approximately 40-50 minutes.
Rest. Remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for 30 minutes before carving. The internal temperature will rise to 165℉.
Grilling the Turkey Breast
Build your fire. You will cook the turkey on indirect heat. Set a a fire or heat the gas grill on one side.
Grill. Place the turkey on the grill and cook until it reaches an internal temperture of 160°F.
Rest. Remove the turkey breast from the grill, cover loosely with foil, and let rest 30 minutes before carving.
How to Make Sausage Stuffing
Brown. Brown the sausage in a large heavy skillet such as cast iron.
Add the mirepoix. Add the veggies and the sage, sauté until the veggies are fragrant and soft.
Add the bread cubes. If you are using fresh bread, you can dry out the bread cubes for 30 to 60 minutes in an oven heated to 200°F. Alternatively, you can use packaged bread cubes.
Add the broth to the stuffing mixture. You can add more or less broth depending on how moist you prefer your stuffing.
Hands-on prep time is only 30 minutes, but be prepared to let this turkey set in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.