My favorite way to roast a turkey:
Sprinkle salt all over the turkey. Lay into roaster breast side down. Add 2 inches of water. Cover. Roast turkey at 400 degrees for one hour. Turn the heat to 250 degrees and bake till it falls off the bone. I do a large turkey all night. The turkey is so tender and full of flavor. The breast which is drier is moist. You will need to carve the turkey and put the meat slices on a platter. It is not a picture perfect whole browned turkey, but the flavor is tops!
Another favorite way to roast turkey:
Cut off the leg quarters,breast pieces and wings. (Save the carcass for a delicious soup.) Sprinkle the undersides of each piece with salt. Lay in roaster or pan. Pour 1/2 cup butter over all. Sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350 degrees till tender. This is super delicious! The butter gives the turkey a wonderfully rich flavor.