Perfectly Roasted Turkey without WORRY.

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"You don't have to be afraid to roast a perfect turkey. You don't need to babysit it. You just need to do the math."
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8 servings
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  1. Perfectly roasted turkey (or chicken) is not rocket science,it's simply MATH.
  2. You don't need to baste. You don't need to brine.
  3. All you need to do is configure the correct TIME.
  4. Preheat oven to 325.
  5. Take turkey and put it on a rack in a roasting pan.
  6. Mix softened butter with your herbs, salt and pepper -
  7. You don't need to measure the herbs - guesstimate.
  8. Create a pocket using your fingers to separate the skin from the breast until you can run your hand under the entire breast. Take your time, trying not to rip the skin.
  9. Take your butter/herb mix and thickly SLATHER it under the skin, working it in to cover the entire breast.
  10. Take the same herb butter and thickly slather the entire top of the turkey.
  11. Peel and quarter the onion and place inside the cavity.
  12. If you'd like, rub the herbs onto the onions or just throw some herbs in.
  13. Pour your liquids over the turkey.Some of the herbs and butter will wash off the turkey and blend with the liquids at the bottom of the roasting pan - enhancing your gravy.
  14. Loosely tent the turkey with aluminum foil.
  15. MATH: Based on the pounds (and also estimating the ounces)configure 20 minutes per pound. Roast the turkey placing lowest rack in the oven.
  17. This is why basting is the worst thing you can do to a turkey. Every time you open that oven door the temperature drops and the timing is thrown off.
  18. At the last hour of roasting open the door. Check under the foil it should already be brown,if not take the foil off, if brown leave it
  19. Close the door and do not open it.
  20. When your configured time is up,take it out of the oven.
  21. Check the temperature by placing a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh. It needs to be 165 degrees.
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