Giblet Gravy Supreme

Time: 2 hours. Why do we love this gravy? For its intense, triple-decker poultry flavor from turkey giblets, chicken broth, and turkey drippings.

Yield: Serves 24 (makes 8 cups without giblets)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 35
  • Calories from fat: 5%
  • Protein: 2.3g
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 342mg
  • Cholesterol: 2mg

Ingredients

  • Giblets and neck from a 10- to 24-lb. turkey, rinsed
  • About 10 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 onions (1 lb. total), quartered
  • 4 carrots (1 lb. total), sliced
  • 1 3/4 cups sliced celery
  • 8 parsley sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon fresh marjoram leaves or 1/2 tsp. dried marjoram
  • About 1 tsp. each salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • Fat-skimmed oven-roasted or barbecued turkey drippings (optional)

Preparation

  1. 1. In a 5- to 6-qt. pan over high heat, combine giblets, neck, 10 cups broth, the wine, onions, carrots, celery, parsley, marjoram, and 1 tsp. each salt and pepper. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until all giblets are very tender when pierced, about 1 hour.
  2. 2. Toast flour in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, stirring, until deep golden brown and smells richly toasted (but not scorched), 12 to 15 minutes. Pour into a bowl.
  3. 3. Pour broth through a fine strainer into a bowl, reserving pan. Discard vegetables (save giblets and neck if you like). Measure broth. If you have more than 8 cups, boil to reduce; if you have less, add more chicken broth.
  4. 4. If using giblets and neck, pull meat off neck; discard bones. Finely chop meat and giblets.
  5. 5. Whisk about 3 cups simmered broth into flour. Pour into the 5- to 6-qt. pan and add remaining broth.
  6. 6. Scrape drippings free from roasting or grill drip pan; add to broth. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring; lower heat and simmer, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add giblets, if you like, and stir 1 to 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Make ahead: Up to 1 day ahead, make through Step 5, cover, and chill. To reheat, add turkey drippings and warm over low heat, stirring often.
  8. Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/3-cup serving.
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