Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Take the giblets out of the turkey and wash the turkey inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pinfeathers and pat the outside dry. Place the turkey in a large roasting pan. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the turkey cavity. Stuff the cavity with the thyme, lemon, one of the onions (quartered), and the garlic. Brush the outside of the turkey with the butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the turkey. Peel and slice the remaining onions, toss them with 1/4 cup olive oil, and scatter them around the turkey.
Roast the turkey for 1 hour. Toss the carrots, potatoes, and fennel with 1/4 cup olive oil and add to the roasting pan. Continue to roast for about 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between the leg and the thigh. Remove the turkey to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil; let rest for 20 minutes.
Stir the vegetables and return the pan to the oven. Continue to cook the vegetables while the turkey rests. Slice the turkey and serve on a platter with the roasted vegetables.
Remember how your mother used to get up at 4 a.m. on Thanksgiving so she could put the turkey in the oven to roast for ten hours? Then she had to baste it all day to keep it from drying out, which, of course, it did anyway? Forget it. A 12- to 15-pound turkey cooks in 2 1/2 to 3 hours, and you let it rest for at least 20 minutes before you carve it. Everyone will say, “This is the best turkey I ever ate.” I use an organic turkey whenever I can. (From Barefoot Contessa Parties!)
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (92g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 136 (86%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 15.1g||20 %|
|Saturated Fat 7.8g||39 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.9g|
|Cholesterol 30.5mg||9 %|
|Sodium 124.4mg||4 %|
|Potassium 218.2mg||6 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 7.3g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.3g||9 %|
|Sugars, other 5g|
|Protein 0.8g||1 %|
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Calories per serving: 159
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