Mom’s Special Gravy
You can find many variations of this recipe in my new cookbook “ENJOY – healthy festive meals for you and your loved ones”.
This gravy is probably one of the most delicious sauces I have ever tried. I asked my mom for help because I had no idea how to make one. Luckily she is sharing her wisdom with all of us. My mom’s gravy recipe came out so delicious right on the first try. Thanks, mom!!! I am so excited for you guys to try it. It doesn’t just taste divine it is actually very healthy. Just like all my recipes this sauce is gluten free, grain free and dairy free. You will be surprised how few ingredients this sauce is made of and how simple it is to make.
The secret behind my mom’s special gravy is letting vegetables roast in the juices of the meat that you are cooking. This recipe is a template you use with your roast of choice. In my new cookbook you can find examples of making this sauce or a variety of it with chicken, duck and pork.
Simply add chopped carrots, leeks, onion and apple to the casserole and let them roast with for example chicken or turkey for about 1 hour total. You want the vegetables and apple to be very soft. To make the gravy, skim off excess fat and take out thyme and rosemary sprigs. Pour the juice and veggies through a fine mesh strainer into a saucepan to use as a base for the gravy. Purée veggies in a blender until very smooth and add approximately half to the base. Add 1 cup of broth and 2 Tbsp of wine. Taste to check if you want to add the rest of the wine. Adjust the taste by adding more broth, wine, salt, and pepper to your liking. For a thicker gravy add more of the veggie puree.
This recipe is very simple to make and the outcome will be a gourmet chef style super delicious wine gravy. Since everything is made from scratch the amounts of the wine, extra stock, water, etc will vary. But the good news is you will get to taste the delicious sauce a couple of times during the cooking process to make it exactly the way you like it the most.
How to adjust my mom’s special gravy to your taste:
- for a thinner sauce, add water or chicken/vegetable stock.
- Homemade chicken bone broth is often more flavorful than store bought.
- start slowly with the wine and add as much as you like. Make sure you bring it to a boil to cook down the alcohol.
- If your sauce turns out too thin, bring it to a boil and let it cook until it gets thicker.
This sauce is so delicious and if you are making a roast, it is really just a super delicious bi-product of what you are already making. That way it is also simple and fast to make.
Try my herb roasted chicken and simply add the vegetables and apple into the casserole. This will be the perfect sauce for the holiday season.