A basic gravy gets a mellow mustard bite that goes incredibly well with roast or smoked turkey.
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The simple addition addition of apple cider gives this gravy a slight tartness and light fruity flavor.
This basic turkey gravy gets a hefty amount of heavy cream right at the end, followed by a mixture of fresh herbs like thyme, sage, and rosemary.
Turkey gravy is infused with wine, giving it a slightly dry character with mild fruitiness and a light bite from shallots.
Dried porcini mushrooms soaked in turkey stock give this gravy a great earthy depth.
The traditional Thanksgiving gravy made with drippings from the bird, for a sauce that's pure turkey gold.
Gravy is blessed with the miraculous property of making virtually any Thanksgiving dish taste twice as delicious. Drizzle the magic stuff on turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, or whatever else it touches. Here are all sorts of tips and recipes for a giblet gravy, mushroom gravy, a gluten-free take, and more.
Thankfully, gluten-free gravy is really easy to make. As with wheat-based gravy, I like to thicken my gravy with a roux (a cooked combination of fat and sweet rice flour) rather than a gluten-free starch, like cornstarch.
Roasting a whole turkey is a race to keep the white meat from drying out while the dark meat cooks through. So who says you have to roast it whole? The cooks at America's Test Kitchen envisioned a new Thanksgiving classic, one with ultra-moist meat, crisp, crackling skin, and a rich gravy—all achieved in only a few hours.
Of all the Thanksgiving taste-tests we've had recently at headquarters, the gravy one didn't exactly make our tummies grumble for joy.* Bowls of brownish to brownish-gray gloop all lined up. Shudder. Though many of us wouldn't even think to use the packaged stuff on Thanksgiving, especially when the bird naturally acts as a gravy faucet, sometimes it's nice to have around as an emergency back-up. And we were curious, do any of them taste homemade? We tried the following nationally available brands: Franco-American, Campbells, Heinz (regular and fat-free), Trader Joe's, and Williams-Sonoma.