Really Good Turkey Jus and Homemade Turkey Stock
Put this recipe at the top of your Thanksgiving to-do list. A make-ahead labor of love, it yields a rich sauce to serve with your Thanksgiving turkey, as well as stock and richly seasoned turkey fat for upgrading your side dishes (not to mention a killer next-day sandwich). Don’t worry about crowding the sheet pan when roasting the turkey pieces and vegetables; this helps the carrots, onion, and celery steam and cook gently in the flavorful turkey juices.
Turkey stock can be refrigerated up to 5 days or frozen up to 2 months. Freeze turkey jus after step 5. Thaw in refrigerator overnight, and proceed with step 6.