Chef John's Roast Turkey and Gravy
The biggest myth in all of American cookery is the belief that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. One of the secrets to a moist, delicious, and beautiful turkey is spreading butter under the skin. You can season the butter any way you want; the possibilities are endless.
For thicker gravy, double the amounts of turkey fat, butter, and flour in the gravy part of the recipe.