Basic Roast Turkey

Basic Roast Turkey
Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or olive oil
  • 1 12- to 14-pound turkey, giblets removed
  • 1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley or leaves from 1 bunch celery (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
  • 3 carrots, roughly chopped
  • Kitchen string (optional)
  • + 3 more ingredients
    • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 medium yellow onions, cut into wedges
    • 3 navel oranges, cut into wedges (optional)

Heat oven to 425° F. Rinse the turkey inside and out and pat it dry with paper towels. Place the wings underneath the body. If desired, tie the drumsticks together using kitchen string. Place the carrots, celery, and onions in a metal roasting pan. Transfer the turkey to a wire rack and place it ...

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