Recipes
Homemade Turkey Gravy with Cranberry and Madeira
Serves 10

For the stock:

Giblets from a Totally Traditional Turkey

1 onion, cut into quarters

2 carrots, cut into chunks

1 stick of celery, cut into chunks

1 fresh bay leaf

3 sprigs of parsley

1 sprig of thyme

5 black peppercorns

 

To finish the gravy:

1 tbsp cranberry jelly

750ml of Totally Traditional Turkey giblet stock

100ml Madeira

2 tbsp of plain flour

 Wash the giblets in cold water, place in a large pan with 1.5 litres of cold water. Bring to the boil and removed any scum of the top of the water with a slatted spoon. Then add the rest of the ingredients, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.

Uncover the pan and simmer for a further 20-30 minutes or until the stock has reduced by half. Remove from the heat and strain into a bowl, leave to cool, cover and place in the fridge or use immediately.

To make the gravy, bring the stock back to the boil and remove from the heat.

When the turkey is cooked pour off the fat from the roasting juices, place the tin on the hob, whisk in the flour and place over a low heat and cook the flour mixture making sure you have scrapped up all the meaty sticky bits, on the bottom of the tin and stir constantly. After 2 minutes, remove from the heat and whisk in the turkey giblet stock, bring slowly to the boil, stirring constantly.

Add the Madeira and cook for a further 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Season to taste add a little more Madeira if you want and then strain into a warm jug and serve. Any leftover turkey Madeira gravy can be frozen.

The giblet stock can be made 2 days before required.