The fascinating reason why every one is adding soy sauce to their gravy recipe ...

Publish Date
Friday, 23 November 2018, 9:26AM

No roast dinner is complete without a jug of delicious gravy.

And with Christmas just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about how to make the perfect accompaniment for your roast turkey and/or chicken.

Because what's Christmas dinner if it's not swimming in gravy?

One could even say gravy is part of our heritage; it comes from a long line of careful cooks who knew how to prepare a perfectly flavoured sauce made up of precious juices and other flavour-enhancing ingredients to provide a beautiful sauce.

But recently, home cooks are breaking from tradition and are surprisingly sneaking soy sauce into their gravy.

And it's making a BIG difference to the flavour!

We're not sure where the idea came from, but it is amazing.

Soy sauce is loaded with umami, which is the super savory flavor.

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So when added to gravy - you won't actually taste the soy sauce (unless you add a crazy amount) - you'll just create a stronger depth of flavour.

Vegetarian? Even better!

The soy sauce will add a meatiness to your gravy, which is VERY important.

From now on, we'll be adding a tablespoon of soy sauce to every gravy recipe!