• If you buy a frozen turkey, take approximately 24 hours to thaw, depending on the size of the turkey
  • Remove turkey from the plastic bag and remove the gizzards and neck from the cavity of the bird
  • Wash turkey very well under cold water and dry
  • Season the turkey with salt and pepper
  • Put three pads of butter on top and one inside the cavity. Place the rosemary sprigs under the skin
  • Place in a 350°F oven for approximately 2 hours for a 10-12 pound turkey, or until a meat thermometer reads 160-165° in the leg.
  • After a half hour, pour the water over the turkey and baste. Continue to baste every half hour.
  • Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes before carving.

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