Roast Turkey with Giblet Pan Gravy
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted a turkey recipe that would give us a perfectly roasted large turkey, with tender and moist, not chewy and dry, meat. We discovered that a large turkey couldn't be roasted at the typical temperature of 350 to 400 degrees because the exterior overcooked by the time the interior was done. We eventually found that roasting these large turkeys at 250 degrees breast side down, then breast side up, produced the most even cooking. To brown the skin for our large roast turkey recipe, we increased the oven temperature to 400 degrees for the final hour of roasting.