Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy - a flavorful gravy, made ahead from roasted turkey wings or legs.
Make Ahead Turkey Gravy - a flavorful gravy, made ahead from roasted turkey wings or legs.

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

There is nothing as delicious with that holiday turkey than a gravy made from the drippings, but it becomes just one more of those last minute things that has to be done in the whole process of all the other last minutes things. All too often folks just skip it and use a canned gravy, which of course, while there's not a thing wrong with that, it just doesn't have that same home-cooked, Thanksgiving flavor.

Enter the make ahead gravy!

Many make ahead gravies have you make a gravy from chicken broth or water with bouillon cubes. Not a thing wrong with that either, but it does lack that familiar roasted turkey, Thanksgiving flavor that sets it apart from your everyday gravy. Using a rich flavored chicken base like Better Than Bouillon {affil link} can make a big difference, and it's even available in roasted chicken and turkey, or even Kitchen Basics {affil link} turkey stock - my absolutely favorite pantry stock to keep on hand.

This gives you a beautiful roasted turkey flavored gravy, whether you are roasting a turkey and have some drippings to add, but even if you're deep frying {affil link}, smoking or using an oil-less electric cooker {affil link} for your turkey with no drippings. All you need are some basic stock veggies, turkey wings or legs, and a couple cartons of turkey stock or broth. Here's how to make it.

One of the things that Kitchen Bouquet is great for is adding additional richness and beautiful color to sauces and gravies. Although it's pretty common here in the South, a reader asked me if it was anything like Gravy Master {affil link}, a product I had never heard of and pictured above.

I was curious enough to order some from Amazon {affil link} and give it a try. While I can say it's not the same so far as ingredients go, it's pretty good too, and look at that beautiful color!

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