Sprinkle salt all over the turkey. Lay into roaster breast side down. Add 2 inches or more 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 is wonderfully 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! It also produces lots of broth.
Baste turkey with 1/2 cup butter. Sprinkle with salt and herbs if desired. Bake at 325 degrees till tender. This is super delicious! The butter gives the turkey a wonderfully rich flavor.