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Turkey and gravy

I have been asked to smoke a turkey to bring to a friend's for Thanksgiving.  I plan to spatchcock the bird, probably no bigger than 14 pounds as I have a large BGE.  I think I can handle that part just fine and like the spatchcock chickens that I do - raised direct.

My problem is with a gravy.  Can anyone recommend good and easy gravy recipes?  Going direct, I wont have any drippings.
Born and raised in NOLA. Now live in East TN.


  • You can buy some extra necks, wings and backs and roast them off. Use the drippings from that and chicken stock, plus the turkey bits and simmer for a few hours. Thicken with roux


    Caledon, ON


  • +1 for extra parts, but might I suggest adding a mirepoix during roast, then the roux, and then strain through a fine mesh.
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
  • GrannyX4GrannyX4 Posts: 1,472
    I also roast the turkey parts with carrots, celery and onions until nice and brown. Then into the pressure cooker for 20 minutes. I sometimes reduce the pressure cooker broth to concentrate the flavors. Salt at the very end.
    Every day is a bonus day and every meal is a banquet in Winter Springs, Fl !
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