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Mary's Kitchen Crush - "Turkey With a Twist"

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  • 6½ cups (1540ml) reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, unpeeled and roughly chopped
  • Turkey neck and giblets
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • Turkey drippings from roasting pan
  • ¼ cup (30g) cornstarch
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring 6 cups (1420ml) broth to a simmer in a medium pot with onion, neck and giblets and thyme. Cover pot and simmer for 2 hours. Strain broth through a fine mesh strainer.
  2. Skim all but ¼ cup (60ml) fat off drippings in roasting pan; add stock to roasting pan.
  3. Place roasting pan over medium heat and bring it to a simmer.
  4. In a small dish, whisk together cornstarch and remaining broth. While whisking gravy mixture, pour in cornstarch slurry. Continue to whisk and simmer until thick.
  5. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Season with salt and pepper and serve.