First remove the giblets from the fresh or thawed turkey. Next, rinse the turkey inside and out, then pat dry with paper towels. If you are stuffing the turkey, do so now with a freshly prepared stuffing. Don't overstuff the turkey, allowing approximately 100 to 175g per 450g of turkey.
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Use a Roasting Rack
Again, this is not essential but a raised roasting rack set over the baking tray or roasting pan will help a turkey cook more evenly, since the air can circulate freely. Also, the chicken won't be sitting in its own fat, which will give you crispier skin. For easier cleanup, you can line the tray with alfoil.