Types of Gravy for Every Occasion

Monday, March 22, 2021

Gravy is one of the most popular food sauces enjoyed by Kiwis year-round and is an essential item in commercial kitchens across the country. There’s a wide variety of different gravy recipes to choose from, enabling chefs to be versatile with their menu offerings.

Types of Gravy for Every Occasion

Pairing the correct type of gravy with your dish will elevate it immensely, helping to give your diners the best taste experience possible. It’s therefore helpful to understand what types of gravy there are so you can choose the perfect accompaniment for each of your dishes.

Gravy dishes for every occasion

The MAGGI gravy range has something for every occasion. Most of these gravy products are also gluten-free, allowing you to confidently cater to a wider range of customers. No matter what the occasion is, there is a gravy mix below that’s ideal for adding the perfect finishing touch to your dishes:

MAGGI Rich Gravy Mix

This signature beef-style gravy can be easily prepared in just five minutes, saving you time during busy services. This gravy is celebrated for its versatile application and pairs brilliantly with roast dishes, pies, grilled meats, chips, and mash.

MAGGI Rich Brown Gravy Mix

This gravy mix elevates the natural flavour within braised and roasted meats, providing a distinct improvement in overall taste. It’s also easy to prepare, requiring minimal time and effort.

MAGGI Instant Country Roast Gravy Mix

This delicious homestyle gravy is both gluten-free and easy to make. It pairs perfectly with any kind of roast dish on your menu. MAGGI Gluten-Free Chicken Gravy Mix Enhance the natural flavour of your chicken offering with this gluten-free gravy mix. Made with real chicken, this gravy mix will partner flawlessly with any chicken item on your menu.

MAGGI Golden Roast Gravy Mix

This light gluten-free MAGGI gravy recipe is designed for pairing with white meats. It’s the perfect savoury addition to any chicken or turkey roast.

MAGGI Wholeness Gravy Mix

Taking mere moments to prepare, this gluten-free and flavoursome gravy adds an extra dimension to any dish it is poured over. It also has reduced sodium content compared to other gravy mixes, making it easier to cater to specific dietary needs amongst your customers. All these gravy mixes are freeze-thaw and bain-marie stable and proudly New Zealand made. Learn more about how Nestlé Professional supports local brands, with MAGGI Gravy products proudly made in Auckland.

Gravy recipes for special occasions

When crafting a menu for special occasions, try to cover all the basics while adding something extra to draw in diners. It can be a good idea to anchor your menu around one signature special dish that your kitchen is prepared to make in bulk while supporting it with other dishes to give your customers a range of options. Having high-quality gravy mixes in stock is only one piece of the puzzle - you need to know how to best utilise them in your menu.

No matter what the occasion is, you can prepare something delicious and memorable using the right gravy pairing in your dishes.

To give you some ideas, here are a few gravy recipes:

1. Roast Veggies with Golden Roast Gravy

This roast veggies recipe is perfectly complemented by the MAGGI Golden Roast Gravy Mix. You can also add an extra depth of flavour by including a vegetable concentrate.

2. Chicken Schnitzel and Chicken Gravy

Treat your customers to this recipe for chicken schnitzel that goes the extra mile with MAGGI’s Gluten-Free Chicken Gravy Mix. Serve with chips or mash to complete the dish (also, try adding a teaspoon of Dijon mustard to give the gravy some extra punch).

3. Steak with Red Wine Gravy

There’s nothing quite like pairing a juicy steak with a quality red wine gravy recipe. The MAGGI Rich Gravy Mix acts as the perfect base for this recipe, allowing you to serve a premium steak offering to your customers with ease.

4. Satay Meatballs

Use the MAGGI Wholeness Gravy Mix to complete this delicious satay meatballs recipe. Relatively simple to prepare, this dish packs a lot of flavour and is an ideal candidate to round-out your menu. If you’re going to leverage gravy mixes in your menu, you’ll need a reliable source from which to stock your kitchen. Discover our range of Maggi Gravy Products here to find the right gravy type and quantity for your needs.