Garlic and anchovy gravy for lamb and beef

Garlic and anchovy gravy for lamb and beef
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Takes 5 minutes to make and 10 minutes to cook

This gravy goes beautifully with lamb and beef and makes a pleasant change from traditional gravy.

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic bulb, cloves separated
  • Fat and juices from roast lamb or beef
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 anchovy fillets
  • 400-500ml chicken or lamb stock
  • 1 tbsp redcurrant jelly

Method

  1. When roasting or pan-frying lamb or beef, add the garlic cloves (still in their skins), so that they cook with the meat and become nice and soft.
  2. Place the meat on a heated serving plate and cover to keep warm. Scoop out the garlic from the roasting tin and squeeze out the flesh into a small bowl. Pour the fat and juices from the tin into a jug (use a separating jug, if you have one), allow to settle and separate, then spoon 2 tbsp of the fat back into the tin. Discard the rest of the fat, keeping the roasting juices.
  3. Add the flour to the roasting tin and briskly mix over a medium heat for a few minutes, then stir in the meat juices. Add the anchovies and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring until dissolved, then add the roasted garlic.
  4. Gradually add the stock, stirring continually, and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Check the seasoning, whisk in the redcurrant jelly and juices from the resting meat, and serve with the meat.

Subscribe

Fancy getting a copy in print?

Subscribe to our magazine

Rate & review

Rate

Reviews

Share a tip

Or, how about...?

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Home-made gravy

If you’re having a roast or Christmas lunch, you’ve just got to have home-made gravy,...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Gravy recipes

Whisky gravy

This Scottish-inspired whisky gravy recipe is an ideal match for our haggis-stuffed turkey. Or, serve...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Make-ahead Christmas sides

Get-ahead gravy

Get-ahead and make this gravy recipe in advance to avoid added stress on Christmas Day.

Subscribe to our magazine

Subscribe to delicious. magazine this month and redeem our HALF PRICE offer!

Subscribe

Download our digital version

Subscribe to the digital edition of delicious. magazine

Subscribe
Subscribe to the digital edition of delicious. magazine