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Our expert gravy tips
Want a textured gravy that’s a bit thicker, without having to reduce it so much you end up with nothing? Sit the joint on some sliced onions and carrots to roast, then make the gravy in a pan with all the veg, before whizzing and sieving back into a small saucepan.
Use a splash of soy sauce
If your gravy is too pale, a splash of soy sauce will darken it and add plenty of flavour.
Really scrape the bottom
Scrape up the flavour-filled crusty bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. It really intensifies the gravy.
Use the giblets
For turkey gravy, make sure you get the giblets from the butcher. Cover them with water and add a peeled onion, carrot, celery stick, bay leaf and a glass of red wine. Boil these for 40 minutes and you’ll have the perfect stock to deglaze your turkey roasting tin with.
Skim the fat off
Skimming away excess fat form the gravy can be tricky. Pop a few ice cubes into the tray or saucepan and you will find the fat will cling to the ice, making it easier to scoop it out.
Top gravy recipes to try
1. Prosecco gravy
2. Sticky port gravy
3. Onion gravy
4. Make-ahead madeira gravy
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