The Perfect Oven-Roasted Bird

Serves 10 to 12

16- to 18-pound turkey

WET RUB:

3/4 cup fresh parsley

1/2 cup fresh basil

1/4 cup fresh sage

1/4 cup fresh rosemary

1/2 cup fresh, minced shallots

1/4 cup fresh garlic cloves

3 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper

1/4 cup kosher salt

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil

STUFFING: (see note)

salt and pepper

2 yellow onions

4 medium carrots

3 celery stalks