1. Rinse turkey and season inside and out with spices. Place on rack in roasting pan and refrigerate for 24 hours uncovered.
2. rub oil onto bird. Place in 300 degree oven breast side down for one hour. After one hour, turn turkey and cover breast with foil. Bake another 30 minutes. Remove foil.
3. When turkey has been in oven for 2 1/2 hours, start checking temp. by putting meat thermometer 2 inches into thigh meat. When the temp reaches 160 degrees, remove from oven.
4. Let rest for 20 minutes before carving.
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