I’ve been wanting to try the herb gravy recipe from Elana’s pantry for a while. I love that it’s thickened with pureed onions and garlic instead of a grain or something from my old Chem 1A class (e.g. xantham gum). Tonight I adapted her recipe and used what I had in my pantry. I’m sorry but I don’t have homemade stock or organic turkey pan drippings just lying around. Good for you, Paleo Martha Stewart, if you do.
Time to make Easy Paleo Herb Gravy!
- 1 quart organic low sodium chicken broth
- 2 large onions, roughly chopped
- 6-8 cloves peeled garlic (I love garlic and that’s how many come pre-peeled in a little pack)
- ½ tsp dried thyme (or a few good shakes of Fines Herbes seasoning)
- Diamond Crystal kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
- 2 tablespoons ghee, unsalted butter, or coconut oil
- A splash of heavy cream (optional)
- All of my recommended kitchen tools are listed here.
I dumped the broth, onions, garlic, and thyme into a medium saucepan and brought it to a boil on high. Then, I lowered the heat to low and let it simmer for ~30 minutes or until the onions and garlic are really soft. At this point I tasted for seasonings and added salt, pepper, and coconut aminos.
Then, I poured everything into my Vitamix (most AWESOME blender ever), added 2 tablespoons of ghee, and blitzed everything until it was uniform. You can also add some heavy cream if you want a creamy gravy. Definitely use 2 or more onions because my sauce was pretty thin. It was really tasty (even with pantry items) so I’m keeping a container in the fridge to ladle onto whatever other meats/veggies I eat the next few days.
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Easy Paleo Herb Gravy
- Dump the broth, onions, garlic, and thyme into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil on high. Then, lower the heat to low and let it simmer for ~30 minutes or until the onions and garlic are really soft. At this point, taste for seasoning and add salt, pepper, and coconut aminos.
- Pour everything into a blender (I love my Vitamix!), add the ghee, and blitz everything until it's a smooth consistency. You can even add heavy cream if you can tolerate it and want a creamy gravy.