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Savoury turkey gravy recipe

Savoury turkey gravy recipe

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  • Gravy

This turkey gravy is easy to whip up and ideal for making ahead of your feast, as it does not use any drippings from the roast turkey, just stock.

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IngredientsServes: 16

  • 1.2L turkey stock
  • 235ml water
  • 30g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon chicken seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20min

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the turkey stock to a boil.
  2. Gradually dissolve flour in water. Slowly stir the flour mixture into the turkey stock. Stir in poultry seasoning, pepper, celery, and salt. Boil to desired consistency, whisking frequently. Serve hot.

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Reviews in English (39)


Okay, readers, I know you came here looking for something to "make that "special" gravy", but this ones a good place to start anyway. Its basic, its easy, it doesn't take anything away from the bird, and the whole family (those that love gravy with their meals, anyway) are sure to love. You simply cannot go wrong with this one. Rate it a 5 for yourself, however, keep in mind that the less amount of stress in preparation of this recipe, means that your going to have a better time entertaining and not being "the maid". Thanks again, Veronica, for bringing this one back!Its a keeper!Cheers!CM-20 Nov 2004

by Suz J

The seasonings are great! I didn't have turkey stock, so I used chicken broth, and I used pan drippings instead of water (you have to cook the pan drippings and flour first, THEN gradually stir in the broth, somewhat backwards from what this recipe calls for!). 5 cups was a bit much so I only used 3 cups or so. You can always add more broth if you like your gravy thin. The poultry seasoning makes all the difference... delicious!-28 Nov 2005

by Koko

I have never been able to make decent gravy of any kind...this recipe is wonderful! I make it ahead of time & then add the "drippings" from the pan in which the turkey was roasted. I use a gravy skimmer or a grease mop to get most of the fat out of the drippings. It is especially good after it has been refrigerated for a day or so to let the rest of the grease rise to the top.-27 Dec 2003

Easy Roast Turkey with Gravy

Roasting a turkey need not be a stressful affair, all it takes are a few simple steps and some basic aromatic ingredients to cook a delicious and flavourful Easy Roast Turkey with Gravy.

With all the preparations necessary for the holidays, cooking a holiday feast can be a stressful and needless to say time-consuming affair. However, a roast turkey, the classic holiday table centrepiece, doesn't have to be complicated.

Truth is, while a turkey takes some time to roast, it actually takes very little effort and hands-on time. With this recipe for an Easy Roast Turkey with Gravy, I will show you how simple it is to cook a flavourful, tender and juicy roast turkey and gravy.

13-15 lb. turkey
2 oranges, quartered (more for garnish)
1 onion, quartered
2 lemons, quartered (more for garnish)
8 sprigs rosemary, divided (more for garnish)
8 sprigs oregano, divided
8 sprigs sage, divided
8 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature, divided
2 tablespoons herbes de Provence
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
7 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour

For Turkey:
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Insert orange, onion, lemon and three sprigs each of rosemary, sage and oregano into the cavity of turkey.
3. Combine 2 tablespoons of butter, herbs de Provence, olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread half of the mixture under turkey's skin and the remainder over the breast.
4. Place in roasting pan and tent for 20 minutes.
5. Add 4 cups of broth and remaining herb sprigs then roast for 40 minutes.
6. Reduce oven to 350 degrees and remove foil.
7. Add 1 cup of broth and return to oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours until thermometer reads 175 degrees.
8. Remove turkey from pan and let stand.

For Gravy:
1. Strain pan drippings into a 4-cup glass measuring cup.
2. Discard solids and skim fat.
3. Add remaining broth and butter to roasting pan over stovetop.
4. Use a wooden spoon to scrape up browned bits.
5. Add flour while whisking for 1 minute.
6. Whisk in broth mixture and bring to a boil.
7. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes until gravy thickens. Serve with carved turkey.

Turkey Gravy Recipe

You&rsquove may have roasted the turkey, but your Thanksgiving spread is not complete without a gravy boat brimming with rich, creamy gravy. Homemade gravy enhances the flavors of every dish on your Thanksgiving menu. Taking a spot right up there with cornbread and mashed potatoes, turkey gravy is a true Thanksgiving staple. And don&rsquot be fooled: There&rsquos a clear difference between gravy made from a packet and gravy made from scratch. Nothing beats plain, old-fashioned turkey gravy made from flavorful pan drippings and seasoned with fragrant herbs. This hearty Thanksgiving turkey gravy recipe features classic poultry seasonings like dried thyme, dried sage, black pepper, and dried fennel seeds. If roasting an entire turkey and preparing the gravy seems daunting, this recipe is for you. Roasting the vegetables for the gravy at the same time you roast the turkey&mdashyou&rsquoll get the slow, savory flavors without doubling your roasting time. Your guests will rave over this rich gravy recipe&mdashand you&rsquoll love how simple it is. The key to making the best turkey gravy is keeping it fresh and simple. Using leftover pan drippings from your roasted turkey give this gravy fresh flavor, and the on-hand ingredients of flour and chicken broth make it simple. Go ahead smother your entire plate of Thanksgiving turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and dressing with this homemade turkey gravy.

Turkey and Gravy Savory Herbed Waffles

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been sharing all sorts of recipes that you can make using leftover Thanksgiving turkey. To share a little behind-the-scenes with you – we roasted, cooked with, and ate three (three!) turkeys in the last month so we would have cooked turkey for our recipe creations.

And with two separate Thanksgiving celebrations coming up later this week – my side of the family first, then Jack’s family the following day – it is safe to say that we are eating our fill of turkey this year!

But even still – we can’t wait to make these Turkey and Gravy Savory Herbed Waffles again the day after Thanksgiving! This is another fantastic recipe that we tried from this month’s issue of Coastal Living magazine – the same issue where we found those amazing sweet potato pancakes we shared with you last week. These waffles were so delicious, we had to share it here on A Family Feast.

In the original recipe, this Turkey and Gravy Savory Herbed Waffles was served as a sandwich – but we found it easier to eat with a fork and knife. (Especially with the drippy sunny-side-up egg on top!)

The star of this recipe is the savory herbed waffles – lightly sweet, buttermilk waffles seasoned with fresh chopped thyme and sage. Those herbed waffles would be fantastic on their own, but they are especially delicious with turkey and gravy and an egg on top! Serve this delicious meal to your weekend guests for breakfast – or enjoy it for “briner” (aka “breakfast for dinner”).

Cream gives this gravy, which is straightforward to prepare, a velvety lushness that your guests won't soon forget.

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  • Turkey neck, gizzards, and trimmings
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 quarts (about 1.5L) homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock, plus more as needed
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) soy sauce
  • A few sprigs mixed herbs, such as fresh parsley, thyme, or rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons (45g) butter
  • 1/4 cup (1 1/2 ounces) flour
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy Recipe

Make rich, smooth gravy with just-roasted flavor up to three days before your big turkey dinner. We show you how.

  • 2 ¼ pounds turkey drumsticks
  • 3 carrots, cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 6 fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Recipe:Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

How to Make Turkey Gravy Without Drippings

If you have drippings from a lean part like boneless turkey breast roast or want to make gravy with any broth:

  • Make drippings: Pour desired amount of boiling water to the bottom of the pan and scrape off the drippings with a spoon to combine.
  • Or use broth: Any low sodium broth like vegetable, chicken, beef or mushroom broth will work.
  • Add fat: For each cup of “drippings” or broth, add 1 tbsp butter and bring to a boil.
  • Thicken gravy: Make slurry by whisking 1 tbsp of cornstarch with 2 tbsp of cold water for each cup of drippings. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened.

Easy Turkey Gravy Recipe

Easy Turkey Gravy Recipe is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table! This savory sauce is delicious on white & dark meat and mashed potatoes!

I have a love-hate relationship with Thanksgiving. As much as I love all the food and spending time with my family, tackling the big meal head-on and having my kitchen be extra hot can take a toll on a girl (or guy)!

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The first year I hosted Thanksgiving it kicked my butt. Luckily I’ve become a pro at Thanksgiving dinner. I know how to cook a turkey like nobody’s business and I outsource the majority of our sides and dessert.

This lets me focus on my husband’s favorite Caramelized Onion & Cornbread Dressing, the big bird, and this yummy gravy recipe. It’s all about not overwhelming yourself and letting everyone become part of the meal.

To keep and saltiness down, I use low-sodium chicken broth and leave out the salt. Really. There are salt and pepper shakers on the table. Anyone who wants more salt can add it. I like this gravy just the way it is.