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Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

In this video, you’ll see how to make turkey gravy before the bird even goes into the oven! You know the drill with Thanksgiving dinner, everything comes together at once. The pace is frantic, and it’s enough to rattle the nerves. But with this make-ahead recipe, the turkey gravy’s already in the bag, er, gravy boat, leaving you to concentrate on other dishes. The secret here is to roast turkey wings on a bed of carrots, celery, and onions. In the video, you’ll learn why roasted turkey wings make delicious gravy. Next, Chef John will show you how to make turkey stock, then create a roux using reserved turkey-wing fat and the stock—and you’re on your way to Thanksgiving gravy excellence! Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy. What a great head start to the perfect Thanksgiving meal.

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  • smilingwoman

HOW ABOUT A LINK to the blog for the ingredient measurements he mentions in this video?

  • RavenSoul69

Smilingwoman, try clicking the blue link entitled Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy that is found by reading the full video description, above, and you will have the recipe/ingredients.

  • Snoopy498

I can't bring myself to remove the wings from my turkey. This looks amazing though.