Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Best Thanksgiving Gravy

October 01, 2020

Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Best Thanksgiving Gravy

Our Cooking Along LIVE series continues! Thank you to all who registered, donated to support our chefs, or ordered a cook-along kit so you could follow along live. 

Tonight, Chef Deniz was talking turkey! Local, delicious turkey from our friends at JD Farms here in Langley. Chef Deniz will take you through a few really delicious options for your next festive celebration.. Open the other recipes he featured tonight in your browser so you can work across his menu as you watch his archived video.

Best Thanksgiving Gravy

Yields: 2L.


  • 1 turkey carcass
  • 1 white onion, medium dice
  • 50mL tomato paste
  • 2 stalks celery, medium diced
  • 2 carrots, medium diced
  • 10 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 10 thyme sprigs
  • 15 peppercorns
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 300mL port wine


  1. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  2. Rinse your turkey bones and neck with cold water. Roast in the oven around 1 hour until nicely caramelized.
  3. Put everything but the port, including the turkey fat from the pan in a large stock pot.
  4. Cover with cold water and simmer for 4-5 hours, until very fragrant.
  5. Deglaze the roasting tray with port and scrape the caramelized bits, add to the stock pot. Once aromatic and smells cooked strain the solids from the pot and reduce the liquid in a large pot until it becomes syrupy.
  6. If the flavour is too condensed but the liquid is still thin, thicken with a corn starch slurry to a desired viscosity. Season and use.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook time: 330 Minutes

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