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Turkey gravy with giblets

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Total time: 40 minutes | Makes 3 cups
Note: There are many ways to make gravy. This one uses a cornstarch slurry, which is made by mixing cornstarch and water into a thick liquid. Don't add all of the slurry; add it slowly instead, using just enough to get the gravy to the thickness you want.
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Giblets and neck from 1 turkey
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 6 cups turkey or chicken stock
  • 1 sprig rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt, pepper

Step 1Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add turkey giblets and neck and brown well. Reserve liver for another use. Add onion, celery and carrot and cook until slightly brown, about 10 minutes.

Step 2Deglaze pan by adding white wine, then stock to pan over high heat and scraping up browned bits. Add rosemary, bring to boil and simmer uncovered until stock reduces by half.

Step 3Once reduced, discard neck and giblets. Puree stock and cooked vegetables in food processor or blender. Return to saucepan and simmer about 10 minutes.

Step 4Thoroughly mix cornstarch with water to make slurry and slowly whisk into stock, stirring constantly, until gravy reaches desired thickness. You will probably use only small portion of slurry. Keep gravy hot until ready to be served. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Each 2-tablespoon serving:
115 calories; 761 mg sodium; 41 mg cholesterol; 6 grams fat; 8 grams carbohydrates; 4 grams protein; 0.24 grams fiber
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