Makes 12 servings.
1 - 14 to 16
pounds fresh or frozen turkey
If turkey is frozen, allow thawing
completely in refrigerator.
to 450º F.
- Mix stuffing and stuff turkey. See: Stuffing Recipes.
- Place the turkey on
rack in roasting pan. Cover
- Place in oven, reduce heat to 350º F., and cook for 25
minutes per pound.
- Baste turkey
- Remove the foil for
the final hour so the turkey can brown.
- (To test for
doneness, insert a sharp thin bladed knife into the thickest part of the
turkey, just under the leg joint, if the juices run clean, the turkey is
- If juices are still
pink, continue to cook, testing every 15 to 20 minutes.)
- Let the turkey
stand covered with foil on the carving board for 20 minutes before carving.
(This standing time makes for easier carving.)
- Garnish with fresh sage, assorted nuts and thin slices of oranges.