How to make gravy ahead of Christmas Day

Make it, freeze it, and it's one less thing to worry about

How to Make Gravy Ahead of Christmas Day

Preparing a good supply of gravy in advance can help you cut down on last-minute tasks on Christmas Day. Knowing that you have it sitting in the freezer can also keep stress levels down and let you get on with other tasks.

The recipe above, adapted from one by Jamie Oliver, can be made at any time and stored in the freezer, ready to be defrosted on Christmas Day. Alternatively, take it out of the freezer on Christmas Eve and allow it to defrost slowly overnight in the fridge.

If you prefer to make it on the day, Gordon Ramsay's homemade Christmas gravy recipe offers a flavourful alternative and uses multiple tricks to extract every last drop of savoury deliciousness from the contents of the roasting tray.

He also shares his top tip for roasting a turkey, first shown to him by French chefs in Paris when he was just 21.

More Christmas food tips from Gordon Ramsay:
Roasting a turkey with flavored butter
What temperature to cook turkey

Tasty gravy options:
How to make a delicious turkey gravy
Red wine and clementine gravy

More festive food ideas:
Christmas menus: Your complete guide to festive dining
Christmas recipes to choose from
Festive cocktails, hot drinks and party food
Quick and easy last-minute Christmas
Take the stress out of Christmas
Christmas baking and desert recipes

There's more food inspiration in the video recipes below:

How to cook perfect roast potatoes

How to Cook Perfect Roast Potatoes

How to roast a turkey
How to Cook a Perfect Roast Turkey