Turkey Giblet Gravy Recipe (no drippings) – an easy and delicious turkey giblet gravy recipe that is perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner!
- 5 cups water
- turkey giblets
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Place giblets in a large saucepan and add water (ensure giblets are fully covered).
- Cover and bring to a low simmer.
- Let cook 2-4 hours (add additional water as needed).
- Remove giblets and set aside* so you are left with giblet broth.
- In a deep skillet or medium saucepan melt butter on medium-high heat.
- Once butter is melted, add in flour and whisk to combine. This will create a sort of paste (called a roux) and it should have an almost nutty smell.
- Then slowly add in 3 cups giblet broth, whisking constantly. Continue slowly pouring in the giblet broth, whisking all the while, until it is all added.
- Add salt; stir to combine.
- Assess the consistency of the gravy – if you like it a little thinner add broth a little at a time, whisking to combine, until you have reached your desired consistency. If you want it a bit thicker let it simmer (a soft boil) for a bit and it will continue to thicken.
- Taste and add additional salt or pepper, as desired.
- Serve this classic giblet gravy immediately with mashed potatoes and your favorite stuffing.
- If gravy ends up having to sit for a bit and you feel it dries up a bit, just add a splash of broth and whisk to revive.
- Extra Flavor: you can definitely add in some onion, celery or herbs into the water with the turkey giblets to add additional flavor to the giblet broth.
- Turkey Giblet Broth Amount: If you don’t have quite 3 cups of broth just make up for the difference with chicken broth, homemade turkey stock, or vegetable broth.
- *Cooked Giblets: feel free to cut up the giblets and use them in some Giblet Stuffing OR you can mince them up and add them in to make a more lumpy gravy (although then the gravy won’t be super smooth).
- Storage: The gravy actually stores really well in the refrigerator – Store in airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
- Freezing: Flour-based gravy such as this one freeze really well actually – Freeze for up to 3-4 months in a sealed container or even an ice cube tray.
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