How to Baste a Turkey?

Once the turkey is cleaned and placed in the roasting pan, you can baste the turkey using butter or oil, which will ensure a nice golden color and help keep the meat moist while the turkey roasts. Place the turkey in the oven at the appropriate temperature. As the turkey is roasting, you should periodically use a basting brush to soak up some of the juices from the bottom of the roasting pan and brush them over the top of the turkey.