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Making a natural gravy?

We generally do a roast on the weekend and we end up with a load of really nice juices in the roasting tray. What is the best method of turning this into a nice natural gravy?
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Can you make pan gravy if the turkey was brined?

I've read every question here that mentions brining a turkey, and I've seen conflicting remarks about whether the pan drippings are suitable for making gravy. (None of the existing questions actually ...
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How can I make my turkey gravy look darker and richer?

When I make gravy to go with roast chicken and turkey, it is flavourful but always looks a little pale. Could you suggest a way to make it look darker without adding gravy browning?
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Why not pork stock/gravy?

Why is it that you make stock (and/or gravy) from a roast chicken or beef or fish, but you don't do the same for pork?
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Why is my gravy opaque?

I only started making gravy a year or two ago, so I don't fully understand the process, although I appreciate the taste. As I was making gravy for Thanksgiving, I noticed that the color was ...
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Is my pan too hot for brown sauce / gravy?

I've tried to make the following sauce the last couple of days. The same pan is used for everything. Fry steak. Put steak on plate. Sauté onions. Melt butter and mix with flour. Add stock. Season. ...
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How to identify turkey liver

Making turkey gravy - the recipe says to not use the liver. How can I identify the liver from the magical bag of turkey bits? I ended up with 4 things. The first looked like 2 organs connected by ...
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Substituting fresh shitake mushrooms for dried

My question is exactly the reverse of this one: Substituting Dried Shiitake Mushrooms for Fresh I have a recipe for vegetarian gravy which calls for 8 dried shitake mushrooms, but I only have fresh ...
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What is the difference between a salsa, a sauce, a gravy, and a chutney?

Growing up, it appeard that these accompaniments all had their distinct areas and never were there lines crossed. However the more I live/eat, the more the lines separating them appear to get ...
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Can water in which pasta was cooked be used to make gravy?

After boiling pasta and setting the water in which the pasta was boiled aside I noticed that after the water cooled it thickened. It sort of has the consistency of gravy. Would I be able to make gravy ...
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Grilled Turkey and Gravy

I'd like to grill my turkey this Thanksgiving. Cook's Illustrated's method has you put the turkey on a V-Rack on the grill. If I do this I won't have any pan drippings for my gravy. Is there an ...
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Keeping meat juices to make gravy

My gravy making technique is hit-and-miss to say the least. I tend to get the best results when roasting beef because it's rare. That is, it's just roasts enough to cause the juice to come out. ...
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How can I increase the amount of gravy I can make from one roast?

Making gravy per usual is a by-product of roasting or pan-frying something. At that point, you take whatever jus you have in the dish and that essentially determines how much real gravy you end up ...
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Extraordinary Beef Gravy?

I recently overcooked a rib roast – not badly, but into the “well-done” class. The roast itself was still OK – but the gravy…the gravy was fantastic. I can only assume this is because I cooked a lot ...
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Gravy with Scrambled Eggs :: What went wrong?

OK, I love scrambled eggs but I wanted a variant which isn't completely dry so here is what I did: I got some instant (add hot water) type gravy packets which were of Chinese cuisine. I added hot ...
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Should steaming water be used for stock/gravy?

Should I use water from steaming to make stock or gravy? Does it depend from what I have steamed (e.g., potatoes or vegetables)?