The Perfect Christmas Turkey Gravy Recipe

If you’re in charge of the Christmas dinner this year you’ve probably been researching excessively trying to find the perfect Christmas dinner menu recipes. What many people forget is one of the basic yet staple ingredients, the perfect Christmas turkey gravy recipe. Fear not, if you’ve forgotten about your gravy we’ve got the perfect gravy recipe for you.

The Perfect Christmas Turkey Gravy Recipe

The Perfect Christmas Turkey Gravy RecipeIt just wouldn’t be Christmas without a masterpiece of a turkey on the table surrounded by mouthwatering sides. Don’t overlook the gravy this year, because a Christmas dinner without it can be truly ruined. The gravy enhances the flavours of the other ingredients as well as bringing some moisture to the turkey. There’s nothing worse than salving away in the kitchen all day to serve up a dry turkey and a last-minute gravy that just doesn’t quite do its job right. Instead make sure you have the perfect Christmas turkey gravy recipe to give the final perfecting menu recipe.

The Perfect Christmas Turkey Gravy Recipe

Now, you may think that you can just add 2 tablespoons of Bisto gravy, mix with hot water, stir and voila. However, if you want the flavours of your dinner to truly come out we suggest you try out a gravy recipe. Gravy may seem simple but just think of some of the worst gravy you’ve tasted. The school dinner gravy that had huge unidentifiable lumps in. The watery gravy that just drowned the plate and diffused all the flavour of the meal. Now think of the perfect Christmas turkey gravy recipe that sets off the entire meal and is the perfect consistency.

The Perfect Christmas Turkey Gravy Recipe

To guarantee the perfect Christmas turkey gravy, we’ve got a few quick tips for you. Firstly, if the gravy still comes out lumpy, just sieve it! It’s a simple trick but it can really make a difference. Secondly, if your gravy isn’t thick enough just add a teaspoon of cornflower and mix to get the right consistency for you. Finally, for a bit of extra flavour add the skimmed juices from the roasted turkey. That’s it, the perfect Christmas turkey gravy recipe!

The Perfect Christmas Turkey Gravy Recipe

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Turkey gravy recipe

Ingredients

  • 25g plain flour
  • 600ml home-made giblet stock or good-quality turkey stock
  • 150ml port
  • 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

SERVES 8

  1. Pour off the turkey juices into a bowl or jug. Spoon off 2 tbsp of the turkey fat (which will be floating at the top). Spoon off the remaining fat from the juices and discard.
  2. Add the skimmed juices from the roast turkey and adjust the seasoning. Strain into a warmed gravy boat to serve.
  3. Put the tin over a medium heat and add the flour. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring any sediment from the tin. Gradually pour in the stock and port, and whisk well. Add the redcurrant jelly, bring to the boil, then simmer for 2-3 minutes.

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The Perfect Christmas Turkey Gravy Recipe
Recipe adapted from merryberry.couk
The Perfect Christmas Turkey Gravy Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2-3 minutes
Servings
people
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2-3 minutes
Servings
people
The Perfect Christmas Turkey Gravy Recipe
Instructions
  1. Pour off the turkey juices into a bowl or jug. Spoon off 2 tbsp of the turkey fat (which will be floating at the top). Spoon off the remaining fat from the juices and discard.
  2. Put the tin over a medium heat and add the flour. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring any sediment from the tin. Gradually pour in the stock and port, and whisk well. Add the redcurrant jelly, bring to the boil, then simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the skimmed juices from the roast turkey and adjust the seasoning. Strain into a warmed gravy boat to serve.
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