To cook a fresh turkey the first thing you should do is remove any inerds inside of the bird. Then wash the whole turkey inside and out with water. Place the turkey in roasting pan, rub some butter all over the skin of the turkey. Next you will want to place desired seasonings on your turkey. Place a small amount of water in bottom of roasting pan. Place tin foil over the entire turkey. Place in oven on 350 degrees and cook the turkey 20 minutes for every pound. Once done pull out of over and enjoy.