Recipe: Mrs. S’s Roasted Turkey Gravy

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I’m Allen Silkin, digital director at Gingrich 360. The following recipes are from the volumes of cookbooks of the beloved “Mrs. S,” my wife. Many of these dishes have been transported (very carefully) up and down the eastern seaboard during the holidays. Mrs S’s recipes are so delicious that they defy science: even putting weight on individuals during the Passover holiday.

Roasted Turkey Gravy


  • 5 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large, smoked turkey wing or 2 small ones
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 head garlic, split through the equator
  • 4 stems fresh sage
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 6 parsley stems
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Heat three tbsp. olive oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat.

Add the wing, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and herbs, and cook for 5 minutes.

Place in the oven and roast for 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and place over medium heat.

Remove the wing and set aside.

Add the flour and let cook for about 1 minute.

Add the stock and simmer until it has reduced by about 1/4, about 15 minutes.

Strain the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.

This makes three cups of delicious gravy.