Oven Roasted Turkey
Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen, RD
Serving Size: 12 Preparation Time: 3:00
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.