Roast Wild Turkey

Preparation info
  • Yield:

    12 to 16

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

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  • 1 wild turkey (about 13 pounds, cleaned weight)
  • Salt to taste, if desired
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 475 degrees.
  • Sprinkle the turkey inside and out with salt and pepper. Put the quartered onion and halved celery ribs inside the cavity of the turkey.
  • Place the turkey, breast side up, in a roasting pan. Cover the top of the t