November 17, 2021 By Brian Houlian, Owner/Chef, Trident Galley & Raw Bar
Do not wake up at 6 am to cook it... unless you’re having Thanksgiving breakfast.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Hopefully, you have an app and you can just do it from bed.
Remove all that foil from Turkey, it’s going in uncovered.
Season with salt pepper and herbs.
Roast it for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Turn the oven down to 350 degrees F and let it go. Rotating your Turkey every 45 mins or so (rotate the turkey horizontally, do not rotate vertically...) Let it go for 2 hours or until it’s 165 degrees F.
*Cooking times will vary depending on your oven and Turkey size
If it is not a convection oven, add another 30 minutes or so.
If you keep opening the oven door to look at it add 40 mins.
If you insist on basting it every 20 mins (which you shouldn’t!!!), add another 40 minutes.
The temperature of the Bird is more important than time in the oven!!
With a meat thermometer check for 165 degrees F in a couple of spots.