Christmas Red Wine Gravy (Gluten Free)

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  • Makes: 1½ pints
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Ready in: 25 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Christmas Red Wine Gravy (Gluten Free)




  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ bottle red wine (Shiraz or Pinot Noir)
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1 spoon redcurrant jelly
  • 1 pint 575mls strong gluten-free chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • slaked with 4 tbsp cold water
  • salt and freshly milled black pepper

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in saucepan, and add the onions and garlic and really brown well.
  • Cook over a fairly high heat until they are well coloured, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the red wine and boil for 2 minutes, then add the stock, thyme and jelly.
  • Bring back to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes until the sauce has reduced by about half.
  • Carefully thicken with half the cornflour and water mixture until you have a nice sauce consistency.
  • Do not over thicken, you can always add a little more later.
  • Season well with salt and pepper, you may want to add a touch more jelly.
  • Strain through a fine sieve and keep warm.