Have you got your taste buds set on a moist, succulent, golden brown, fall-off-the-bone tender turkey this Thanksgiving? Do you want to sink your teeth into a perfectly cooked and seasoned turkey drumstick, or slice into a perfectly juicy, tender breast? No matter how you like your bird, the secret is in the roasting. It’s easy to get it right, and best of all, the whole house will fill with delicious, savory aromas!
Remove turkey from its wrapping and remove neck and giblets from inside the cavity. Set aside to make gravy later.
Rinse turkey inside and out with cold water. Pat dry with paper towels.
Place turkey, breast side up, on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.
Roast turkey about 3 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh registers 175 to 180 degrees F.