Novelli onion and cocoa gravy recipe

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  • Serves 8
  • 5 mins to prepare and 12 mins to cook
  • 55 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Novelli onion and cocoa gravy

Remove the cooked bird from the oven. Set bird aside to rest, skim excess fat off the juices in the roasting pan, then add the onions and cumin seeds.

Fry gently until the onions are tender. Add the cocoa powder, honey and enough flour to absorb the juices and remaining fat. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Gradually stir in the wine and stock and bring to a simmer. Adjust seasoning to taste, cook gravy for 5-10 minutes, then serve with the turkey.

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It may sound unusual, but adding cocoa to the chunky onion gravy really works, offsetting the tangy wine.

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  • Ingredients

  • 250g (8oz) onions, peeled and coarsely sliced
  • pinch cumin seeds
  • 1tbsp organic cocoa powder
  • 2tbsp clear honey
  • 1tbsp plain flour 250ml (8fl oz)
  • red wine, preferably Merlot
  • 300ml (½ pint) stock
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  • Energy 235kj 55kcal 3%
  • Fat 1g 1%
  • Saturates 1g 5%
  • Sugars 8g 9%
  • Salt 0.5g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.4g Protein 1.3g Fibre 1g


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