I know, you are going to say .... everyone does that. This is not new. But what is new is what spices that I use and how I infuse the spices throughout the turkey breast, so that not only the outside has the flavour, every bite has it.
Here is how I do it.
3 lb turkey breast
1 garlic clove
1 inch fresh ginger
1 tbsp anise
1 tsp grains of paradise (you could use black pepper
1-2 tbsp onion
Place turkey breast in water to cover and approx 1 tbsp salt. Let sit while you mix your spices.
I use my mortar and pestle and grind together garlic, ginger, anise, grains of paradise and onion. Add a small amount of water to this so it makes a paste.
Take turkey breast out of salt water, remove skin, cut a few slits throughout the turkey.
Rub spices all over the turkey and into the slits that you cut. Cover the breast with the skin and rub some spices over the skin.
Place turkey in crock pot.
Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove from crock pot and let sit for at least 10 minutes before slicing.
My crock pot is a 6 qt which is probably too big. You could use a smaller one if you have it. I do not add any liquid to my turkey as it has enough already. Most of the time the liquid is covering the turkey breast when it is done.
If you don't have a mortar and pestle, a small food processor would work to grind the spices. I have not tried this recipe with ground spices as I use fresh garlic, ginger and onion and whole anise and grains of paradise.