If you have ever experienced an American Thanksgiving, then you will have enjoyed turkey gravy. Almost as important as the turkey itself. Here is my version!
My gravy tips are pretty well explained in the recipe, but here are the best ones for all gravy making.
Scrape the bottom of the roasting pan to include. You just need all those roasty bits to take it to the next level.
Skim as much fat as possible. Try rolling an ice cube or three around the pan. You have to be ready to get them out before they melt, but some fat will stick to them and then can be easily discarded. I do like the fat in my gravy, but not too much.
Use alcohol, but always make sure you cook out the alcohol properly. (This recipe does that.) You don't want to feel as though you are having a roast dinner in a wine bath. Don't just stop with wine, go with port, champagne, sherry, or anything you have lurking around that wasn't quite finished.
Most of all, don't forget that anything you add to your roast will do equally well in your gravy when blended with it. So go the carrots, celery, fennel, onion, garlic, even tomato is quite amazing in a gravy. (Oh and it freezes well. You're welcome!)
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- 2-3 stalks celery, roughly chopped
- 2-3 carrots, roughly chopped
- 2 red onions, peeled and quartered
- 4-8 cloves garlic, peeled
- The roasted turkey juice and all its roasty bits
- 500 Grams liquid stock (of choice)
- 100 Grams white wine or sherry
- 50 Grams fish sauce
- 20 Grams cranberry sauce
- 50 Grams white wine vinegar
- 50 Grams bakers or strong flour
- pink salt flakes and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste BUY
Place celery, carrots,onions and garlic underneath your turkey while you cook it as you normally would. Remove the bird to rest,and tip all of the contents of the pan straight into the Thermomix bowl,including the vegetables. Scrape down the pan into the Thermomix bowl. (This step is already included in the Steamed Turkey recipe)
Blend the pan juices and vegetables for 10 sec/speed 8.
Add all remaining ingredients except salt and pepper and cook 10-14 min/100°C/speed 4. Time will vary slightly depending on how much liquid you had in your roasting pan. Adjust seasoning to taste.
Serve with the perfect turkey you just cooked!
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