Anthony Bourdain's Business Turkey

Thanksgiving, Turkey -

Anthony Bourdain's Business Turkey

Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
2 HR 45 MIN
Serves : 10 to 12


  • One 14-pound turkey, neck reserved for stock and giblets reserved for stuffing
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper

How to Make It


Preheat the oven to 425°. Set a V-shape rack in a roasting pan. Brush the turkey all over with the butter and season with salt and pepper. Set the turkey in the rack breast side up and add 2 cups of water to the pan. Roast the turkey for about 2 hours, basting occasionally, until golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the inner thigh registers 165°. Transfer the turkey on the V rack to a baking sheet and let rest for 30 minutes. Pour the pan drippings into a bowl and reserve for the stuffing. Carve the turkey, arrange on a platter and serve.