Herb-Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy
Combine butter, lemon zest, parsley, and thyme for a flavorful rub for your Thanksgiving turkey. Yes, this perfectly roasted turkey takes some time to make, but while it's cooking you can take some time to daydream about your delicious leftovers.
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An instant-read thermometer is more accurate than the pop-up timers that sometimes come with frozen turkeys. The thighs should be cooked to an internal temperature of 180 degrees; to avoid overcooking, remove turkey from the oven once it reaches 175 degrees, as it will continue to cook out of the oven. Check again after about twenty minutes, and return to oven if it hasn't reached 180 degrees.