Basic Gravy

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For a flavorful change of pace, try substituting hard apple cider, Madeira, or Marsala wine for the white wine. Recipe by Kate Merker, November 2010. From the Real Simple website: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/basic-gravy-00000000044774/index.html.

Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

  • Roasting pan and its contents, from Easy Roasted Turkey
  • 1 cup(s) dry white wine
  • 1 to 3 cup(s) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoon(s) (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • Kosher salt and black pepper

Preparation

  1. 1. Remove the vegetables and neck from the roasting pan; discard. Carefully strain the pan juices into a fat separator. Let stand 5 minutes, allowing the fat to rise to the top. Pour the juices into a large measuring cup, leaving the fat behind.
  2. 2. Place the empty roasting pan across 2 burners over medium-high heat. Add the wine and cook, scraping up the brown bits stuck to the pan, for 1 minute.
  3. 3. Pour the contents of the pan into the measuring cup of skimmed juices. Add enough chicken broth to make a total of 4 cups of liquid.
  4. 4. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle with the flour to create a roux.
  5. 5. Cook the roux, whisking frequently, until deep brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Keep in mind that the darker the roux, the richer the flavor.
  6. 6. Whisk in the 4 cups of liquid and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes.
  7. 7. Season the gravy with ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Strain just before serving. (If you do it any earlier, a skin will form on the surface of the gravy.)
March 2012

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