How to make the perfect gravy

Making your own gravy is a great way to make sure your Christmas lunch is packed with flavour. The flavour from roasting the chicken or turkey is what forms the base of your gravy. If you followed Paul's method of using a vegetable trivet to rest the chicken on, these vegetables get used for the gravy. The carrots will give the gravy sweetness and the onions will really help with flavour. A top tip for making your gravy is to use a greaseproof paper or silicon paper to line your roasting tin used for the chicken or turkey and then empty this into a pan when making the gravy. This will mean your roasting tin isn't ruined during the deglazing process.


  • The meat on the bone remaining after roasting the chicken or turkey
  • The vegetables used as a trivet when roasting the chicken or turkey
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