Make-Ahead Thanksgiving

Make It Easy: Make It Ahead. In this video, you’ll see how to make turkey gravy before the bird even goes into the oven! You know the drill with Thanksgiving dinner, everything comes together at once. The pace is frantic, and it’s enough to rattle the nerves. But with this make-ahead recipe, the turkey gravy’s already in the bag, er, gravy boat, leaving you to concentrate on other dishes. The secret here is to roast turkey wings on a bed of carrots, celery, and onions. In the video, you’ll learn why roasted turkey wings make delicious gravy. Next, Chef John will show you how to make turkey stock, then create a roux using reserved turkey-wing fat and the stock—and you’re on your way to Thanksgiving gravy excellence! Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy. What a great head start to the perfect Thanksgiving meal.

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