Monday, November 19, 2012


So, if you are going to make the BEST TURKEY EVER, then you MUST make the Gravy to go along with it!!

Again, Chef Alton Brown has one my vote for best gravy!  It's easy and SUPER delicious!

The Red Wine is really key.  As with all recipes, never use a wine that you wouldn't drink.  Or in other words, don't use crappy wine in your cooking!  It should be wine that has good flavor!!  If you aren't a red wine drinker, then ask a friend who is, for suggestions!

Best Gravy Ever

Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2008
Prep Time:
10 min
Inactive Prep Time:
Cook Time:
15 min
10 to 12 servings


  • 24 ounces reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 8 ounces red wine
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs such as oregano, thyme or rosemary
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Remove the turkey from the roasting pan and set aside to rest. Leave the drippings from the turkey in the pan and place the roasting pan over medium heat. Add the broth and wine at the same time. Whisk to combine, scraping the bottom of the pan until all of the bits have come loose. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes in order to reduce the mixture slightly. Transfer the liquid to a fat separator and let sit for 5 minutes to allow fat to separate. Return 2/3 to 3/4 cup of the fat to the roasting pan and place over medium-high heat. Discard any remaining fat. Add the flour and whisk to combine. Cook, whisking continuously, until the mixture starts to thicken and become smooth, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Once this happens, gradually add the liquid back to the pan and whisk until smooth and you have reached your desired consistency, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Remember, your gravy should be slightly thin in the pan as it will thicken once you serve it. Add the herbs and whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

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