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neck and giblets (except liver) from a 10- to 12-pound turkey6 cup water1 medium onion, peeled and quartered1 medium carrot, chopped1 stalk celery, chopped1 bay leaf1 sprig fresh thyme1 tsp whole black peppercorn


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.


¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup dry white wine
2 Tbsp Meyer lemon juice or 4 teaspoons lemon juice plus 2 teaspoons orange juice
¼ tsp salt
freshly ground pepper to taste


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.

To Make Ahead: Prepare turkey giblet stock (Step 1); cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 10 Total

  • Calories 32 3%
  • Sodium 62mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrates 3gm

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Dinner, Sauce & Condiment, Diabetic, Low Carb, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Fruit, American, Easy, Thanksgiving, Christmas

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