I hate turkey because it is so dry..I have been trying to convert my family to prime rib for special occasions, but they insist on Turkey.
So, if you must, here is the only way to roast a decent turkey:
Directions for an Upside-Down Turkey:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Rinse turkey and remove giblets. Place turkey upside (breast) down in a roasting pan. Insert 1/4 cup butter inside the turkey. Place remaining butter in several pieces around the turkey. Pour water into the pan. (Stuff it if you like).
- Cook covered in the preheated oven 3 to 3 1/2 hours until the internal temperature of the thigh has reached 180 degrees F (80 degrees C).
For the last 30-45 minutes, just turn it over… you’ll have a turkey that tastes like chicken.