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Oven Roasted Turkey

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD

Serving Size: 12    Preparation Time: 3:00

Categories: Poultry

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  16         pounds whole turkey

  6            ounces Lawry's seasoning salt

 

Thaw frozen turkey 2 - 3 days prior to cooking in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 325°F. Meanwhile, prepare the turkey by rinsing under cold water and pat dry. Generously rub the seasoning into to skin of the bird. If the turkey does not have a leg clam, tie the legs together with kitchen string. Twist wing tips under. In a shallow roasting pan with rack, place turkey breast side up. Cover turkey loosely with foil. Roast turkey at 325°F until an instant read thermometer registers 180°F in the thigh and the juices run clear; about 3 to 3 ½ hours.  Remove turkey from oven, cover with foil and let stand for 20 minutes. Begin craving the turkey and serve.