Thanksgiving Gravy

Step 1: Brining

Step 2: Roasting

Step 3: Make The Gravy

 

Your Roast Turkey dinner isn't complete without a savory gravy. This traditional recipe uses a classic roux as the base by incorporating the turkey drippings with flour. One hint...take the time to make homemade turkey stock. Your mashed potatoes will thank you! 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup turkey drippings (fat and juices from roasted turkey)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups turkey stock or chicken stock (homemade if possible)
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • Dash of Worcestershire Sauce 
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Remove browned vegetables (carrots, celery, onions) from the roasting pan and discard. Pour the drippings from roasting pan into bowl, leaving brown bits in pan.
  2. Return 1/4 cup drippings to roasting pan and combine with the flour. Whisk together over medium-low heat, scraping up the brown bits from the bottom and sides of the pan. Whisk until the roux takes on a light brown color, 3-5 minutes. Mixture should be smooth and have some bubbles.
  3. Add the stock, Worcestershire Sauce, and thyme. Stir to combine. Heat to boiling and then reduce heat to low. Let simmer, stirring often, for 15-20 minutes. Add more stock or water if the gravy gets too thick. 
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove thyme sprigs and enjoy!

 

February 25, 2018 by John Karonis
Tags: poultry