Mayo-Herb Turkey Breast and Legs
 
 
Makes 8 to 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 1½ tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 (4-pound) bone-in split turkey breast
  • 2 (1½-pound) turkey legs
  • 4 large shallots, quartered
  • 1 large white onion, cut into eighths
  • 1 head garlic, halved crosswise
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Garnish: fresh rosemary, fresh thyme
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, salt, pepper, and paprika. Rub mixture all over turkey breast and legs. Place turkey pieces in a large baking dish; cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Place shallots, onion, and garlic in a single layer in a 15-inch cast-iron skillet. In a small bowl, stir together mayonnaise, rosemary, and thyme; spread mixture all over turkey pieces. Place pieces, skin side up, on vegetables in pan.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°. Baste turkey pieces with pan drippings.
  5. Bake until turkey pieces are golden brown and a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion of breast and legs registers 165°, about 20 minutes more.
  6. Transfer turkey pieces to a serving platter, and loosely cover with foil. Let stand for 20 minutes. Serve turkey with roasted vegetables. Garnish with rosemary and thyme, if desired.
Recipe by Southern Cast Iron at https://www.southerncastiron.com/mayo-herb-turkey-breast-and-legs/