Turkey Gravy

We love the body and depth a little sherry adds to the flavor of this gravy. Madeira and port will work equally well.

Yield: about 3 cups

Ingredients

  • Pan drippings from Herb Rubbed Roasted Turkey*
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry wine
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. Combine reserved pan drippings with enough chicken broth to equal 3 cups.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown slightly, about 1 1/2-2 minutes. Pour in the sherry and cook until nearly evaporated, 1-2 minutes. Pour in the drippings and bring to a boil. Whisk in the flour mixture, return to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Strain if desired. Serve with Herb Rubbed Roasted Turkey (recipe link below).


*Recipe: Herb Rubbed Roasted Turkey by Marge Perry and David Bonom