Lamb & shallot gravy served in a small jug

Lamb & shallot gravy

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 6-8

Make this lamb and shallot gravy ahead of time and freeze for up to three months, so your gravy won't be left to the last minute. It's divine with roast lamb

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving (8)

  • kcal148
  • fat11g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0.5g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 2 tbsp butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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  • 4 shallots, peeled and halved



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 small carrot, roughly chopped



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

  • 1 celery stick, roughly chopped
  • 1½ tbsp plain flour
  • 150ml dry white wine
  • 2 rosemary sprigs



    Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1l fresh lamb stock
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large saucepan over a medium-high heat and fry the shallots, carrot and celery for 7-10 mins, or until deep golden brown. Tip in the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 min. Pour in the wine and stir to combine everything, then simmer on a low heat for a few minutes, or until the wine has reduced by half. Add the rosemary and bay leaf, then gradually stir in the lamb stock. Simmer for 30 mins, uncovered.

  2. Strain the gravy through a fine sieve into a clean saucepan. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and simmer on a low heat until thick and glossy, about 15-20 mins. Will keep frozen for three months.

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