- 2 (3-pound) fresh bone-in turkey breast halves
- 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick), at room temperature, plus 2 tablespoons
- Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
- 2 shallots, peeled and sliced
- 2 cups good quality low-sodium chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Dry the skin of the turkey breasts with paper towels and put in a roasting pan on a wire rack, breast side up.
- Rub butter all over the surface of each breast (4 tablespoons per breast) and season them well with salt and pepper.
- Add the shallots to the bottom of roasting pan and cover shallots with the stock.
- Transfer the pan to the oven and roast until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F and the juices run clear, about 1 hour. (Begin checking the internal temperature after 45 minutes to prevent overcooking.)
- Remove the turkey breasts from the oven to a cutting board and tent with foil. Allow to rest while making the gravy.
- Strain pan drippings into a small pot over low heat and bring to a simmer. In a small bowl mash together the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and flour with a fork, until a paste forms.
- Whisk into the simmering stock, season with salt and pepper, to taste, and cook until thickened.
- Carve the turkey breast meat from the bone and arrange the slices on a serving platter. Serve with gravy on the side.