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Make Ahead Turkey Gravy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mindi Hartman (America's Test Kitchen)

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tbsp vegetable oil
reserved turkey giblets and neck (minus the liver)
1 onion, unpeeled and chopped
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
4 sprigs fresh thyme
8 parsley stems
4 tbsp unsalted butter
6 tbsp all-purpose flour
salt and pepper

Directions:
Directions:
1. Make the broth: Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Brown turkey giblets and neck for 5 minutes. Cook onion for 3 minutes. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes.
2. Add chicken broth and water, scrape pan bottom, and bring to boil. Add herbs and simmer, skimming foam from surface, for 30 minutes.
3. Pour broth through fine-mesh strainer. I throw out the giblets except if someone likes to eat the neck, I keep it and put it in the roasting pan when roasting the turkey. Refrigerate broth. You can prepare this recipe to this point, up to 2 days before.
4. Make the Roux and Thicken the Broth: Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour. Cook, stirring constantly, until honey-coloured and fragrant, about 4 minutes. Bring reserved turkey broth to simmer in separate saucepan or in the microwave.
5. Gradually add hot turkey broth to roux. Vigorous and constant whisking at this point is key to avoiding lumps.
6. Simmer gravy, whisking constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes. Set aside, covered, until turkey is done.
7. Defat and Finish: Scrape up bits in roasting pan and pour drippings through mesh strainer set over fat separator. Let liquid settle until fat rises to top. Reheat gravy over medium heat until bubbling. Add defatted drippings. Simmer for 2 minutes until the gravy thickens. Season with salt and pepper.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Easy and delicious and for a homemade gravy, it really doesn't take a lot of time. Enjoy! Serves 12.

 

 

 

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