red gravy

red gravy

1. slang A sauce used in Creole, Haitian, and New Orleans cuisine made by sautéing tomatoes, celery, bell peppers, onions, and garlic with a particular mixture or herbs and spices. More formally known as "Creole sauce." Primarily heard in US. My grandmother used to make an amazing red gravy. It would fill the entire house with the most incredible smell as the peppers and onions cooked with the tomatoes.
2. slang An Italian or Italian-American tomato sauce, especially marinara sauce. Primarily heard in US. My mother could be somewhat orthodox about her pasta, so she looked at me aghast when I said I was serving ravioli with a truffle-cream sauce instead of red gravy.
See also: gravy, red

red gravy

n. blood. If you’re gonna pick your scabs, keep your red gravy and stuff off me!
See also: gravy, red
References in classic literature ?
And can't you see that all that nice, red gravy is completely dried away?
Spaghetti with a Wagyu meatball in red gravy is $15 on Wednesdays.
The mutton - real soft and succulent - on the other hand, was cooked in a real butter rich red gravy with lots of whole dried chilies to taste.
The see-through shavings of garlic fall slowly upon the chopping board in a scene that builds with steaks searing and red gravy simmering.
From basic Indian flavours like brown gravy and red gravy, Karamat brings to chefs a wide range of soups, starters, sauces, chutneys, gravies, curries, and desserts.
1 Shown at the recent Southern NH Expo, held at the Hampshire Dome in Milford, are David Valicenti and Michelle Splaine of Valicenti Organico; producer of Red Gravy.
Less convincing was the richly red gravy, which was over-sweet and too peppery.
Such seems to he the case for Diane Richards, the author of Sowa's Red Gravy Stories (1stBooks Library, August 2002, ISBN 0-759-64269-9), a collection of ruminations and reflections from the perspective of a "witch living in the spirit" who happens to call 125th Street and Manhattan Avenue, in Harlem, her home.
The aromas of her red gravy and fried calamari filled the neighborhood.
The menu also includes Louisiana delicacies like spicy cream cheese boudin (sausage) balls, chicken and andouille gumbo and veal braciolone with spaghetti and New Orleans red gravy.