Lighter gravy

lighter gravy

Serves 4

1 small carrot, peeled and finely chopped

1 small celery stalk, finely chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 tbsp unsalted butter

4 tbsp cornflour

470ml reduced-salt chicken stock

470ml reduced-salt beef stock

1 bay leaf

¼ tsp dried thyme

6-7 whole black peppercorns

Salt and black pepper

  1. Melt the butter in large heavy-bottomed saucepan over a medium-high heat. Add the vegetables and cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened and well browned.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium. Stir in the cornflour and cook, stirring constantly, for about five minutes until thoroughly browned.
  3. Whisking constantly, gradually add the stock. Turn up the heat and bring to a boil, skimming off any foam that forms on surface.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the bay leaf, thyme, and peppercorns. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced.
  5. Strain the gravy through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean saucepan, pushing through with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard any solids left in the sieve. Season to taste.

Per Serving 122kcals, 6g fat (3.8g saturated), 15.7g carbs, 3.5g sugars, 1.8g protein, 1.1g fibre, 0.515g sodium