Rich and Creamy Gravy With Fresh Herbs

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Rich and Creamy Gravy With Fresh Herbs

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About This Recipe

Yield:Makes about 3 cups
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:25 minutes
This recipe appears in: Sauced: Five Turkey Gravy Variations for Thanksgiving

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups turkey drippings or stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoons finely minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemary
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Procedures

  1. 1

    Melt butter over medium high heat in medium saucepan. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring frequently, until golden blonde, about 2 minutes.

  2. 2

    Gradually add in turkey drippings or stock in a steady stream, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until reduced to 3 cups, 10 to 15 minutes.

  3. 3

    Stir in heavy cream, sage, thyme, and rosemary. Continue to cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week, reheating over medium-low heat before serving.

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