How to Cook the Best Festive Sticky Port Gravy

This full-flavoured, festive gravy can be made in advance - the secret ingredients of soy sauce and dried mushrooms add a deep hit of 'umami', or savouriness, to complement a roast

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How to Cook the Best Festive Sticky Port Gravy Recipe
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Pre-heat oven to 200 fan. Add chicken, onions, celery, garlic and carrots to heavy based roasting tin. Add oil and mix everything until well coated

Pre-heat oven to 200 fan. Add chicken, onions, celery, garlic and carrots to heavy based roasting tin. Add oil and mix everything until well coated

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Roast for 40 mins until just on the right side of burnt

Roast for 40 mins until just on the right side of burnt

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Mix soy, honey and tomato purée and add to tin. Covering everything well. Bake for 10 mins.

Mix soy, honey and tomato purée and add to tin. Covering everything well. Bake for 10 mins.

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Remove from oven and give a stir

Remove from oven and give a stir

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Sprinkle over flour and mushrooms (if using). Return to oven for 10 minutes

Sprinkle over flour and mushrooms (if using). Return to oven for 10 minutes

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Place pan over low flame and add red wine vinegar. Sizzle briefly

Place pan over low flame and add red wine vinegar. Sizzle briefly

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Add stock and herbs and bring to boil

Add stock and herbs and bring to boil

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Simmer for 10 minutes

Simmer for 10 minutes

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Turn off heat and use potato masher to mash everything- extracting as much flavour as possible

Turn off heat and use potato masher to mash everything- extracting as much flavour as possible

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Pass ingredients through a sieve over a saucepan

Pass ingredients through a sieve over a saucepan

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Get as much flavour out as possible!!

Get as much flavour out as possible!!

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Simmer for 10 minutes or until glossy!!  This will keep chilled for 3 days or can be frozen for upto 2 months.   It’s amazing!!  Enjoy 😊

Simmer for 10 minutes or until glossy!! This will keep chilled for 3 days or can be frozen for upto 2 months. It’s amazing!! Enjoy 😊

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