Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Sizzled Turkey with Leek and Turkey Gravy

As I mentioned yesterday I am taking part in a 'Midweek Meal' Challenge with Bisto. To be exact Bisto Gravy Granules,I previously only used them to add to casseroles and thicken up dishes. Quite mad as I use all the other Bisto products and like them. They've been around since 1979 and have a good few varieties to choose from.

The first I wanted to try was the Bisto Turkey Gravy this recipe is not a mix up and pour over, but a 'cook in' ingredient which was why it appealed.

My sous chef husband kindly did all the prep as I am not allowed near knives as my splint makes it tricky and a steak knife through the finger  a few weeks ago proved this a bit more.

I was allowed to do all the cooking and found this a really easy recipe to follow.

The leeks really softened well and cooked in the gravy first made them really flavoursome.I am actually keen to try the granules just with boiling water. Oh and you must get a big slice of bread to mop up any gravy,its scrummy. I used thyme, oh and I would possibly use a little more Bisto at the end to boost the flavour and thicken the gravy, the leeks give out a fair amount of liquid.but that would be my only change.

The end result was a lovely meal, light and lemony, the gravy with leeks was scrummy and I will be using again.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes


• 6 heaped teaspoons Bisto Turkey Gravy
• 1 large leek, thinly sliced
• 1kg (2lb 4oz) potatoes, cut into chunks
• 4 x 125g (5oz) turkey breast steaks
• 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
• Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
• Few sprigs of rosemary or thyme
• 1 head broccoli, broken into florets
• 200g (7oz) frozen peas
• 2 tablespoons milk
• Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Sprinkle the 6 teaspoons of Bisto Turkey Gravy Granules into a saucepan and add 450ml (3/4 pint) boiling water, stirring until thickened and smooth. Add the leek, then, cook over a very low heat for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a little extra water if the gravy reduces down too much.

2. Meanwhile, put the potatoes into a large saucepan. Cover with boiling water and add a pinch of salt. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until tender.

3. Preheat a char-grill pan or the grill. Brush both sides of the turkey steaks with vegetable oil, then char-grill or grill on one side for 4-5 minutes. Turn over and sprinkle with the lemon zest, lemon juice and herbs. Cook for another few minutes until done. Check with a sharp knife – the juices should run clear.

4. At the same time, cook the broccoli for 5-6 minutes in boiling water, adding the peas for the final 2 minutes. Drain the potatoes, then, mash them with the milk and season with black pepper. Serve with the turkey steaks and vegetables, with the leek and turkey gravy poured over.

Bisto Gravy Granules are available in Favourite, Chicken, Onion, Turkey, Vegetable, and Reduced Salt varieties, there's a flavour to suit all dishes. 


  1. This looks incredible! Will be trying this!

  2. Maybe this would be a Christmas dinner alternative, delicious!

  3. This looks lovely! Great for the cooler days coming!

  4. Thanks for the recipe and recipe pictures. So healthy and do-able as ever!

  5. An interesting way to have leeks, Im not too keen on leeks but this sounds lovely.

  6. Loving this, and Christmas isn't far away :-)

    1. Ooh I like your thinking, but I won't be waiting for Christmas to make this again!