Roast Turkey Breast and Gravy Recipe

  • 3 large onions, sliced in half
  • 3 carrots, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 (6 pound) turkey breast
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Madeira wine
  • 2 cups homemade chicken stock, or canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Rinse turkey breast; pat dry. Rub breast with salt and pepper.
  2. Strew roasting pan with onions, carrots, and celery; set turkey over vegetables. Roast until breast is cooked through, about 1 1/2 hours; interior temperature should be about 170 degrees F.
  3. Cut breast in half; transfer one half to a cutting board, tent with foil to warm, and set aside. Reserve other half for later use.
  4. Place roasting pan over two medium-hot burners on range. Sprinkle cooked vegetables and drippings with flour, and cook, stirring constantly, until flour forms a golden-brown film over bottom of roasting pan and vegetables are completely coated with film and turkey drippings, 2 to 3 minutes. Do not let pan get too hot, or drippings will burn.
  5. Pour Madeira slowly into pan, and cook, scraping up film from pan with a wooden spoon until a thin paste forms, about 1 minute. Slowly add stock, stirring, until paste thins to a thick liquid. Continue adding stock, stirring, until gravy is desired consistency. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and a splash more Madeira if desired. Strain gravy, pressing down on solids with a rubber spatula to extract juices and flavor. Discard solids; transfer gravy to the top of a double boiler to keep warm, or let cool and refrigerate.