This dry spice rub roast turkey recipe alone would justify why my dry spice rub recipe yields such a large batch. You will, like me, get so attached to it you will never again look at a commercial dry spice rub mix. You will use it regularly, in a dozen fantastic dishes. One of the great winners is this dry spice rub roast turkey. Once you make the spice rub, the dry spice rub roast turkey preparation that follows is cinch.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Rub a 12-14 pound turkey with 1 cup dry spice rub , place in a baking pan breast side down. Add 6 cups water and ½ C olive oil to the pan. Cover with foil. Bake 21/2 hours. Discard the foil, turn the turkey breast side up and bake 1 hour more, or until juices run clear when pierced with a knife. Let the turkey rest about 15 minutes before slicing. While the turkey rests, transfer the liquids to a sauce pan and reduce to 3-4 cups. Strain the sauce over the sliced turkey.