Turkey Roasting Basics

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  • Remove your fresh turkey out of refrigeration; bring to room temperature no longer than 1 hr.
  • Season your turkey with salt and pepper, dried herbs, or use a butter rub under the skin.
  • You may choose to roast your turkey at a lower temp for longer time or higher temp for shorter time.
  • Using an internal thermometer is the safest way to determine if your turkey is done.
  • According to the USDA a turkey must be cooked to an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • After removing from the oven, allow your turkey to rest 20 min before carving.

Turkey Roasting