Rich Turkey Gravy

Rich Turkey Gravy
November 16 00:00 2001 Print This Article
Rich Turkey Gravy

Prep Time: 10 minutes – Cost: $
“Servings: 11 – Difficulty Level: 2


    Turkey Broth

  • 2 pounds turkey parts, including neck, wings, thighs and giblets
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 celery stalk, halved crosswise
  • 1 medium leek, chopped
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 small parsnip, peeled and sliced
  • 3-4 sprigs flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • 2 large garlic cloves


  • 2 cups turkey broth
  • 1 Tbsp. turkey fat
  • 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. For the broth, combine turkey parts, carrot, celery, leek, onion, parsnip, parsley and garlic in a large pot. Add 12 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 2 hours. During the first 30 minutes, skim off any foam that rises to the surface.
  2. Strain broth into a bowl. Reserve carrot, onion, parsnip and garlic. Discard other vegetables and turkey. Cool broth to room temperature. Refrigerate, overnight if necessary, until fat congeals. Lift off fat, using a spoon, and reserve it in a small bowl.
  3. Pure reserved carrot, onion, parsnip and garlic in blender or food processor, along with 1/2 cup of turkey broth. Blend in remaining broth.
  4. Heat the tablespoon of turkey fat in a saucepan. Using a wooden spoon, mix in flour, which will gather into a soft ball with the fat. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture is fluffy and looks moist, about 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in 1/4 cup broth/pure until mixture is smooth. Add remaining pure. Bring gravy to a boil, then immediately remove from heat. Season gravy with salt and pepper to taste. Pour gravy into a gravy boat.

    Makes 2-3/4 cups or 11 1/4-cup servings. Each 1/4 cup serving contains 43 calories and 1 gram of fat.

Source: AICR

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