Gravy from scratch – Gluten Free

If you are thinking… oh no… You don’t have to make gravy, from roast drippings, as WELL as cook everything else for your big dinner?!

Nope – this recipe is easy, delicious, and can be made the day before (warmed up on the day obviously), totally gluten free – what’s more, guilt free too, no packet mixes or heavy fat content here!

For this easy recipe – read on…

Gravy from Scratch


  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped (or white part of a leek)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Brandy
  • 50ml White Wine (red if it’s for red meat)
  • 100ml good-quality chicken stock (light meat)
    • Use beef stock if it’s for dark meat
    • you can use water and stock concentrate
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cream


  • Put the butter in a high-sided frypan
  • Fry the Shallots (or Leek) over a medium heat until just turning brown
  • Add the Garlic (if using) and stir for a minute or two more
  • Add the Brandy and continue to cook over a medium heat until it has almost reduced away
  • Pour the wine into the pan, turn up the heat and boil the wine rapidly until it has been reduced by half
  • Add the Stock, salt and pepper, and reduce again.  This time only to 2/3rds of the original liquid amount – this will take approx 5-6 minutes.
  • lower heat to medium again and stir in the cream.  Stir for a few minutes until your gravy has thickened slightly.
  • Taste the gravy is seasoned to your taste before turning off the heat.
  • Use immediately or reheat gently the next day (may need a touch of stock or water)


  • Add some Peppercorns into pan with the Shallots, for Pepper Gravy
  • Add some sliced Mushrooms with the Shallots, for Mushroom Gravy
    • NOTE: Mushrooms generate quite a bit of liquid, make sure you sauté them until the liquid has been sautéed out.
  • Diane Sauce has some Bacon, Worcestershire sauce and tomato sauce – Add a little of each

Not sure about how to cook your selection?  Palmdale Meats, Poultry and Seafood – North Adelaide – are always here to help you. Call in to Palmdale Village Meats in the North Adelaide Village,  81 O’Connell St, North Adelaide.

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