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Citrus Gravy

Citrus Gravy
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

Use the turkey giblets and neck to make a flavorful stock for this citrus-spiked gravy. Or use 4 cups store-bought chicken broth.

Ingredients
Prep: 35 minutes | Total Time: 1 3/4 hours
  •  
    Neck and giblets (except liver) from a 10- to 12-pound turkey
  • 6 cups
    water
  • medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • bay leaf
  • 1 sprig
    fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon
    whole black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup
    dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons
    Meyer lemon juice, or 4 teaspoons lemon juice plus 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon
    salt
  •  
    Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. To prepare stock: Combine turkey neck and giblets, water, onion, carrot and celery in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Add bay leaf, thyme and peppercorns. Reduce heat and simmer, skimming and discarding any foam, for 1 hour. Strain stock through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl and let cool. Discard solids. If necessary, add enough water (or reduced-sodium chicken broth) to measure 4 cups stock.
  2. To prepare gravy: Remove the turkey from the roasting pan. Skim off any visible fat from the pan juices.
  3. Whisk 1/2 cup of the stock and flour in a small bowl until smooth; set aside.
  4. Set the roasting pan over two burners on medium heat. Add wine; bring to a boil and cook, scraping up the browned bits, until the liquid is reduced by about half, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the remaining 3 1/2 cups stock. Increase heat to medium-high; return to a boil, stirring often. Boil until the liquid is reduced by about half, 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Whisk the reserved flour-stock mixture and add to the pan, whisking constantly, until the gravy thickens, 1 to 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice (or lemon and orange juices). Remove from the heat and pour the gravy through a fine sieve into a large measuring cup. (Discard the solids.) Season with salt and pepper.

 

Nutritional Information

Makes: about 2 1/2 cups
  • Calories32
  • Fat0 g
    • Saturated fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 g
  • Carbohydrates3 g
    • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein0 g
  • Sodium62 g
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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