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Giblet Gravy for Tuscan-Style Turkey Alla Porchetta


The base of this full-flavored gravy is a stock that includes the turkey's giblets, wing tips, and neck. Start the gravy as the rolled turkey is browning.

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  • Servings: 12
  • Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2011


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Reserved wing tips, neck, and giblets from Tuscan-Style Turkey alla Porchetta
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced lengthwise into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 onion, ends trimmed, unblemished skin left on, quartered
  • 1 large carrot, quartered lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 fresh bay leaf
  • 1 sprig flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 1 sage leaf
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Coarse salt


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Brown wing tips, neck, and giblets, about 3 minutes per side, and transfer to a plate. Add remaining tablespoon oil to saucepan. Cook celery, onion, and carrot, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add wine and simmer, stirring and scraping up browned bits from bottom, until liquid has reduced by half, about 2 minutes.

  2. Return wing tips, neck, and giblets to pan along with 4 cups water, celery seeds, peppercorns, bay leaf, parsley, thyme, and sage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Strain stock through a fine sieve; discard solids.

  3. Wipe out saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Melt butter and add flour and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes (do not let flour brown). Gradually whisk in 3 cups warm stock. Simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes. Season with salt.

Cook's Notes

Storage: Gravy can be refrigerated up to 3 days.

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