How to Prepare a Turkey for Roasting  

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    Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack in a roasting pan. Bake according to the recipe directions, covering with foil to prevent excess browning if necessary.  Bake the turkey until it reaches at least 165°, the safe minimum internal temperature.  You can cook it to 170° or 180°, if you prefer.  To check the temperature of the turkey, insert a thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh.

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