Slow-Roasted Rosemary Turkey with Peppercorn Gravy
A rub made of herbs, lemon zest, and garlic infuses every bite of this juicy bird. It's accompanied by a rich homemade gravy made from pan drippings and a touch of cream.
Tips: If the turkey is browning unevenly, rotate it halfway through cooking.
When roasting a turkey, the only reliable way to check for doneness is to use an instant-read thermometer in both the breast and the thigh. Instant-read thermometers are available at kitchenware stores, online, and often in supermarkets at the meat counter for as little as $10--a worthwhile investment.
Equipment: Roasting pan with rack, kitchen string