What is Thanksgiving if there isn’t any gravy to complement the turkey you’ve just roasted? Having no gravy is a sin for people who take pleasure in eating Thanksgiving turkey. And these Paleo Thanksgiving gravy recipes will definitely make your Thanksgiving meal the tastiest one of all.
A Thanksgiving turkey is never complete without gravy. Yes, you can smother it in spices and glaze it all over with a lot of sauce in order to achieve that special taste. But without the gravy, the turkey can still look and taste bland for many. Indeed, a Thanksgiving gravy is a game changer for people who just love good food and want to have a complete Thanksgiving meal. But this is not just the limit of gravy, of course, since it can be served any time a family wants to have a good roast or even some fried meat.
Gravy is definitely a great way to make a dish taste better. And in Paleo, there are several gravy recipes that you can find. These recipes are made with ingredients that do not disregard Paleo rules; otherwise, it will be a shame for the people who truly want to go all Paleo. So in the recipes I have here for you, you can definitely say you have ingredients that are Paleo diet food approved and you will create a gravy that will fit not just Thanksgiving but any occasion. These recipes will take your guests by storm and you will definitely see your turkey finished in minutes.
All the drippings and/or scraps from the bottom of the roasting pan
Using Paleo Diet Approved Flours
This is one of the most common methods used for making the gravy thicker. This is also the method used for the recipe I’ve featured above. Flour can definitely make the gravy thicker and is even used when making stews and sauces. Be careful when choosing a flour to use, because most commercial flours are not Paleo approved. Two of the most common flours used in Paleo are coconut and almond flour. Adding flour, however, may affect the taste, so make sure you check the flavor of your gravy before you serve it.
Reduction of Liquid
If you have no flour available, reduction of liquid can help with thickening your gravy. You just need to cook your gravy for longer. The liquid in the gravy will naturally be reduced and you do not have to worry about its taste changing. It is also important to remember that as gravy cools it will also then become thicker. So if you choose to use the reduction method, make sure you do not reduce the amount of liquid in it to far, otherwise you’ll have a big blob rather than gravy. This is true for any method you may use for making gravy.
Make a Paleo Roux
Roux is made out of flour and fat cooked together. Roux is used not only for gravies but also for sauces and stews. Just like flour, there are limited types of fats you can use for making a roux, so you must be careful in choosing the type of fats you will use. Some even use the fat from bacon, which can be very tasty when used for gravies and sauces. Using starch when making a roux will give the gravy or sauce a glossier look.
Do the Veggie Mix
If you want something healthier as a substitute for your gravy to thicken, then pureed veggies can do the trick. You can add whatever Paleolithic diet approved veggie you can think of. It will enhance the flavor, add more vitamins and nutrients to your gravy, and create a gravy that will suit the dish it is partnered with. You can add pureed veggies to your sauces or stews and you’ll have a tasty dish. Vegetable puree can also give a sweeter taste than other methods and flour cannot give.
So you see, there is more than one way to thicken your gravy. These methods may not only be better but may also prove to be a much cheaper option. It all depends on the kind of gravy you want to create. Whatever method you choose, these recipes and methods for creating the best gravy possible will definitely be a hit at your next Thanksgiving meal or any other important occasion for that matter.