Proper turkey gravy

Proper turkey gravy

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr, 15 mins

Easy

Serves 8 generously
This simple Christmas gravy can be made a few days ahead or you can freeze it for up to a month

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal102
  • fat2g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 2 chopped onion
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 large carrot, chopped
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • turkey neck (optional)
    Turkey

    Turkey

    terk-ee

    The traditional Christmas bird, turkey is good to eat all year round though is only readily…

  • 1.3l turkey or chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 5 tbsp white wine or water

Method

  1. Put the onions and carrot in a large pan with the turkey neck (optional). Pour in stock and simmer for 1 hr. Strain to remove the vegetables and turkey, then return the liquid to the pan. (For a textured gravy, remove the turkey and, using a stick blender, blitz carrot and onion into the stock until very smooth.)

  2. Blend the flour with the white wine or water, then blend this into the stock, stirring over the heat until thickened. Cool, then chill. Will keep for several days or freeze for 1 month. Thaw in the fridge a day ahead. Heat in a pan until piping hot, then add the juices from the turkey and season to taste.

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Comments (1)

spongemaker1's picture
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This wasn't the best turkey gravy I have ever made but the prepare ahead method appealed to me. If I ever make it again I would not blend the carrot (leave in the onion) it was more like a tasty turkey soup poured over our roast dinner!

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