I am not a big fan of “deli meats”- except for good salami and proscuitto. Yes, there is the convenience, but the taste is so far removed from the actual meat. I love a good turkey sandwich and the best way to do that at home is to roast the turkey yourself. You can buy either a whole- bone-in breast or a half breast. A whole breast will weigh 4-5 #’s- a half breast- well you can do the math. This breast was a bargain for $2.99 per pound. The method here is for a half breast- since our household has shrunk. You can mix up the seasonings to your liking- I almost never make it the same way- it’s good to mix things up!

1 half fresh bone-in turkey breast with skin on

1/3 cup lime juice

3 T unsalted butter- softened

1 t ancho chili powder

1 t kosher salt

1/2 t fresh ground black pepper

Remove the turkey from the fridge at least 1/2 hour prior to roasting.

Pre-heat oven to 375.

Place the breast in a roasting pan. Mix all the seasonings in a bowl. Rub or spread the seasoning all over the turkey and under the skin.

Put it on the middle rack of the oven and roast for about an hour- basting with the juices every 20 minutes. Check after 40 minutes with an instant read thermometer- you want an internal temp of about 165 degrees. Cooking time varies. Once done let the meat rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to settle back into the meat.