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Holiday Turkey Gravy

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars
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"This unique turkey gravy is rich and delicious. Make the stock while your bird roasts; then as it rests, prepare the gravy. My family looks forward to this specialty every year."
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Ingredients

3 h 35 m servings 398
Original recipe yields 10 servings (5 cups)

Directions

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  1. While the turkey is roasting, place the giblets, turkey neck, and clipped turkey wing tips into a large saucepan with the carrots, celery, water, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil over medium heat, skim off any foam that forms on the top, reduce heat to low, and simmer the stock for 3 hours. Strain the stock, skim off the fat, and set aside. There should be about 4 cups of stock.
  2. Skim off and discard all but 1/4 cup of the fat from the drippings in the roasting pan, and place the roasting pan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, then cook and stir the flour mixture until it becomes pale golden brown, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the stock and tomato paste; bring to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes, then whisk in the red currant jelly. Simmer for 10 more minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Notes
  • This recipe assumes that the turkey will produce about 1 1/2 cups of drippings after skimming. Actual amount may vary.
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the stock ingredients. The actual amount of the ingredients consumed will vary. The nutrition data also includes the full amount of fat from the pan drippings, although the recipe calls for partially skimming the fat.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 398 calories; 36.2 7.5 10.1 163 72 Full nutrition

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As the author of this recipe, I would like to point out that the stated 5 cup yield is a bit of a stretch. To ensure the full flavour is achieved it might be wise to not overly dilute. If possi...

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This gravy was perfect..... until I added the tomato paste and currant jelly. It took on the distinct flavor of tomato sauce and ruined what otherwise was a delicious gravy. I also had to add a...

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As the author of this recipe, I would like to point out that the stated 5 cup yield is a bit of a stretch. To ensure the full flavour is achieved it might be wise to not overly dilute. If possi...

This took a long time to make but it was so worth it. I made this for thanksgiving and it was a hit. I added shallots to the mix which made it less sweet. Very rich flavor and a darker gravy whi...

Excellent. Substituted real chicken broth, tasted divine! Easy, too!

Very good, I made this gravy with BWAYE's Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes and MISSJEN's Lemon-Herb Turkey. Everything was FANTASTIC!

This gravy was perfect..... until I added the tomato paste and currant jelly. It took on the distinct flavor of tomato sauce and ruined what otherwise was a delicious gravy. I also had to add a...

Since it Thanksgiving substitute pureed cranberry sauce for the currant jelly and tomato paste.

I wish I would have read the review from the recipe submitter before making this. I loved the procedure of this recipe, but found it severely lacking the turkey flavor that I wanted. It tast...