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Great gravy recipe

RECIPE OVERVIEW

This delicious gravy can be served perfectly over your turkey dinners.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

  • 2 - Bay Leaves
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  • 1 drop Brandy 350ml
  • 2 - Carrots
    chopped
  • 2 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 750 ml Chicken Stock Cube
  • 2 - Onions
    chopped
  • 25 g Plain Flour
  • 175 ml Red Wine
  • 1 drop Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Redcurrant Jelly
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 drop SuperValu Signature Tastes Duck/Goose Fat 320g
    (optional)
  • 2 - Turkey Giblets
    roughly chopped

Method

1. Put the roasting tray from your turkey on the hob across a couple burners and chuck out any burnt bits. As it sizzles, fry off the chopped onions, carrots, giblets and bay leaves for about 5 minutes, until the veg have softened and browned a bit, then add the flour. Stir this in quickly and cook for a couple minutes, adding a splash of goose fat if necessary to stop it from burning. Pour in the wine and let it simmer on a hard boil until it has reduced by two-thirds. Now add the stock and a pinch of salt and pepper and reduce again, still at a hard boil, for about 5 minutes.

2. When your gravy looks to be about the right consistency, stir in the sugar, jelly and a few splashes of vinegar and brandy to taste: you want it to be rich and sweet with some sharpness and definitely a little boozy. Strain into a bowl through a fine-mesh sieve, really pushing the solids so that they give up all their flavour. I always serve my gravy in a small teapot as it keeps it warm and pours well, but you can of course use a gravy boat too.

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