Soy and Maple Syrup Basted Turkey Breast


Soy and Maple Syrup Basted Turkey BreastIngredients


  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 each 7 – 8 lb. turkey breast
  • ½ cup chicken stock


  • 3 ½ cups turkey or chicken stock
  • ½ cup full bodied red wine
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the shallots, garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, maple syrup and pepper. Slowly add in the olive oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly until completely blended. Taste for seasoning.
  2. Place the turkey in a non-aluminum bowl and pour the marinade over the top. Turn to coat evenly, cover and refrigerate for 3 - 4 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. 
  4. Place the turkey in a roasting pan and pour marinade over turkey. Add ½ cup of stock. Roast turkey in oven until an internal temperature of 160°F is reached. Baste turkey with pan drippings throughout cooking process. 
  5. Remove turkey from oven and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour any pan drippings into a saucepan and place over medium heat. Add stock and wine and then bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer sauce, skimming any impurities from the sauce. 
  7. In a small bowl combine the cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water and whisk together. Slowly add to simmering sauce using only enough to achieve the desired consistency. Taste for seasonings and serve with basted turkey.
Our recipes can be part of a well-balanced food plan. Any alterations made during preparation are at the discretion of the chef and are not included in the nutritional analysis provided.