Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Delicious Holiday Gravy

Congratulations, you have finally made it to the holiday season of 2011! With thanksgiving just behind us, you may still need a great gravy recipe for all of your holiday dishes. Some serve duck, ham, chicken, turkey and even lamb for their holiday meals, but generally speaking virtually all of those main courses will require some sort of mashed or baked potato. Once you have decided what your family will be dining on this year, look into making a delicious recipe for gravy! It works out nicely on the table setting and even the pickiest of little eaters can enjoy a warm bun or slice of fresh bread with hot gravy drizzled on it.

What you will need:

1/4 cup of vegetable oil
Minced garlic, 5 cloves
1/4 cup of flour
1/3 cups of onions, diced
1 tsp of soy sauce (feel free to utilize the light version)
2 cups of broth, vegetable kind
4 tsp of yeast (nutritional)
Half tsp of sage, dried
Half tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1/4 tsp of mushrooms (diced)

To begin, heat your oil inside a saucepan. Choose a pan that is medium sized and do so over a medium heat setting as well. Sauté the garlic cloves along with the onions until they both evolve into a softer version which will take around five minutes or so. Next, you will need to stir inside the flour, yeast and the soy sauce which will combine nicely and create a thicker sauce for your base. Take a whisk and gradually beat them while adding in the broth. For seasonings, you can now add in the sage, salt and pepper. You will want this combination to be brought up to a boiling point and then you will need to stir it every few minutes and place it on a lower heat setting. Do this for just under ten minutes and your sauce will be nice and thick.

Your new gravy sauce can be used on meat slices, roast, breads, and stuffing alike. Some use butter or even olive oil to create a lighter calorie version of gravy that is not so hard to digest and doesn't make for additional holiday season pounds to add on! It makes for a great sauce to use along with your leftovers and many use it on meatloaf and turkey sandwiches for weeks to come after the holidays. Gravy freezes rather well and you can use it for endless toppings such as on asparagus and inside your favorite stew! Keep in mind that the average cup of gravy is around two to three hundred calories, some recipes being way over that so do be cautious this holiday season that you do not overindulge!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome, thank you! I have so been looking for a new homemade gravy recipe.