© John Kernick
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Total Time
30 MIN
Yield
Serves : 3 1/2 cups

This delicious gravy is an excellent make-ahead recipe since it doesn’t require drippings from a roast turkey or chicken. The rich flavor comes from bacon, white wine and thyme. Plus: More Thanksgiving Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the bacon, shallots, thyme and a generous pinch of salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are browned and the bacon is nearly crisp, about 10 minutes.

Step 2    

Sift the flour into the skillet and stir it in until completely absorbed. Stir in the wine and cook until thick, 1 minute. Gradually stir in the stock, then stir in the paprika and bring to a boil. Simmer the gravy over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until no floury taste remains and the gravy is reduced to 3 1/2 cups, 10 minutes. Discard the thyme sprig. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter. Season the gravy generously with salt and pepper and serve hot.

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