How To Make Turkey Gravy

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Turkey pan drippings include the brine flavor and adding a bed of vegetables under the turkey (in the roasting pan) really add another level of flavor to your feast.

How To Make Turkey Gravy

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Yield: 10-12 servings
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time:  10-15 Minutes


Measure   Ingredient                                                                  

1 ½ Qts          Stock, Turkey or Chicken - Regular                                            

1 Pkg              Poultry Herbs, Fresh - Thyme, Rosemary and Sage

Taste              Rub a Dub, 5280 Culinary Rub                                      

As needed    Slurry (cornstarch and water) - for thinner gravy

As needed    Roux (butter and flour) - for thicker gravy

As needed    Pan Drippings from your turkey - I use a vegetable raft for roasting

Cooking Directions

  • Using heat gloves remove the turkey and roasting pan from the grill/smoker/oven
  • Carefully remove the turkey and rest on the carving plate or platter
  • In an 4-6 qt stock pot carefully pour in the turkey drippings and vegetables (if used)
  • Add the turkey or chicken stock and bring to a boil
  • Add 1ea sprig – Rosemary, Thyme and Sage
  • Allow the herbs to remain in the gravy until they turn drab green or gray, then remove
  • Taste and season the gravy as needed
  • Thicken using a Slurry or Roux
    • Slurry (equal parts cornstarch and cold water) makes a thinner gravy
    • Roux (equal parts of butter and flour, cooked) makes a thicker gravy
    • Then cook in the thickener
    • Adjust thickening as desired
  • For lower sodium gravy, use low sodium stock
  • Once gravy is at desired thickness, strain
  • Save the vegetables for some amazing leftovers
Grills / Grill Gear Used
  • Rub a Dub – 5280 Culinary Rub Ace SKU - 8562050

Published on 10/10/2022.
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