Make-Ahead Marsala Turkey Gravy | Allrecipes

Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2012

great recipe. I used chanterelles because I didn't have any porcinis and the dry white wine as suggested by the author. I strained out the mushrooms after the gravy was done since they were really chewy but they contributed a lovely flavor to the gravy giving it a rich earthiness which everyone at Thanksgiving loved. Thanks for the recipe!

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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2012

Just as the Chef promised. Follow recipe to a T. Totally kick recipe and the smell is divine:) Thank you

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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2012

Gravy with NO MSG!!! This makes me so happy because store bought broth or buillon contains MSG but this recipe is super yummy and doesn't call for any of the bad stuff. I cut up the heart of the turkey. Also if you're short on turkey necks a chicken thigh and leg are a great substitute.

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Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2012

Started this gravy yesterday and finished it today. After whisking in the turkey stock and started reducing I had a taste and it was quite rich and buttery. After adding some chicken stock and reducing it was very tasty with a nice sweetness to it. We couldn't find porcini mushrooms so we substituted shitake instead. Otherwise followed the recipe as read. We'll see what the family thinks tomorrow at dinner

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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2015

Thank you Chef John this was a great start to a gravy. I like the added mushrooms wine and bay leaf I dont normally add. The dried porcini mushrooms were a little pricey so I used a handful of crimini mushrooms which I sauteed with the onion and carrot. I made about 1/3 of the recipe as I only had 1 turkey neck. I used a sweet red Reisling in place of the Marsala as it was what I had. I liked the idea of sauteeing the neck bone before boiling. I let the bone and vegetables simmer for about 45 minutes or so as I was making much less. For the water I used a 24 oz bottle of chicken broth for 1/3 of the recipe. My addition was a cup or two of fat skimmed broth from my turkey. I made a roux with about 3-4 tblsp each of butter and flour (the full recipe amount) slowly whisking in the strained broth. I didnt bother with the small amount of cream. The gravy was plenty rich with the extra butter. Ty and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2018

This was fantastic! Chef John s recipes are always keepers.

Rating: 3 stars
11/08/2021

At what point are there going to be directions on the make ahead part? Make and freeze or make and refrig how long. Also do you know how hard it is to find 3 turkey necks without buying 3 whole turkeys.

Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2014

I have been making the same food network giblet gravy recipe for 12 years. This year I was up for a change and made this. Amazing! Very flavorful and the Marsala gives it a rich taste. The only thing I did different was double up on the Marsala.

Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2017

Started this on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and it was fun to make and smelt so good simmering all day. We had some wine that we brought back from Madeira so I used that instead of the Marsala. That was the only change and the gravy came out just delicious and there was no last minute pressure to produce the perfect gravy. Another winner from Chef John!

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