Taming the Turkey Breast
Store-bought turkey breast has always tasted salty and slightly off. It is probably from the processing and packaging of the turkey breast. Normally, I would go with the entire turkey but since the breast meat is the favorite part in our household, and is easier to cook, then turkey breast it is.
To tame down the salt and improve the taste, the turkey breast is covered with water and soaked for a few hours. This leaches out surface salts and other impurities. After soaking, I rinse the turkey breast then prepare it for cooking.
The taste improvement is very noticeable.
I usually buy Butterball frozen turkey breast or the store brand; both benefit from the water soaking.