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    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 11th Apr 05, 6:57 AM
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    What to do with giblets
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    • 11th Apr 05, 6:57 AM
    What to do with giblets 11th Apr 05 at 6:57 AM
    can I do anything with the giblets of a chicken other than boil them up and give them to the cat?
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    • moggins
    • By moggins 11th Apr 05, 7:43 AM
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    You could save the livers in a pot in the freezer until you have enough to use for a meal, I make pate or a chicken liver risotto with them.

    My mum always used to roast the necks with the chicken and give them to me to nibble at while she was preparing the sunday lunch. Great memories
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  • Queenie
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    I'll be your cat!!!

    I use them to make the stock for my chicken gravy.

    Wash and pop in a pan with a chopped onion and some water. Bring to the boil, then simmer. Strain off and use the stock as the base for your gravy.

    Once you've eaten your chicken - repeat the above with the carcass and put those giblets back in!

    I had a recipe once where you go something else with the giblets, I'll have a rumamge and see if I can find it.
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    Moggins ... with my daughter it was the Parson's Nose!! She still asks for it!
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    • FrankieM
    • By FrankieM 11th Apr 05, 8:22 AM
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    • 11th Apr 05, 8:22 AM
    Hi Moggins...
    either one of those sounds good so I'll give them a go. They are already defrosted though so do I boil them up first?
    • moggins
    • By moggins 11th Apr 05, 8:35 AM
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    • 11th Apr 05, 8:35 AM
    No, you can't cook them first as chicken livers cook so quickly that recooking would make them very tough and nasty, If you don't have enough to do them this time then I'd use Queenies suggestion and make stock this time around and start saving them from the next time.
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    • allIcouldwishfor
    • By allIcouldwishfor 8th Mar 07, 12:28 PM
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    • 8th Mar 07, 12:28 PM
    What do I do with giblets?
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    • 8th Mar 07, 12:28 PM
    Hi all,

    Wondering if you can help me with this particular question.

    I've picked up a whole free range duck from waitrose which was reduced, so it's gone in the slow cooker. But what do I do with the giblets?

    Once the duck is cooked I'll get all the meat off it and chuck the bones back in to make stock overnight. Should I put the giblets in at that point or chuck them in now with the bird? Or should I just give them to the dog?

    Any (polite) suggestions gratefully received!
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    • 8th Mar 07, 12:33 PM
    Don't know about duck giblets (never having cooked one), but chicken or turkey giblets are used for stock/gravy. If you onlyhave one bird this is probably the best use of them as there won't be enough to do anything else with (thinking of chicken liver pate type thing here, but you would need several livers.)
    • pollyanna24
    • By pollyanna24 8th Mar 07, 12:34 PM
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    Me personally would boil them up and the cat would get them. But I guess that's not very moneysaving, but she deserves a treat once in a while. I guess, in your case, boil them up for your doggy.
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  • Jayar
    You could do either. If you stick em in the SC now they will improve the gravy and if you keep them to add to the carcass stock they will improve that. Apparently though, you are not supposed to use the liver this way, but I'm not sure why.
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 8th Mar 07, 12:41 PM
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    I boil them and simmer with an onion to make a base for the gravy. Afterwards I chop up the liver and give it to the cat.....she loves it!

    Jayar, the liver is supposed to be bitter if boiled.....I think I read that somewhere......but the cat doesn't seem to mind.

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    Edit: Just did a quick search and some of the replies on these older threads may help:

    Goose gilbets...

    What to do giblets
    Last edited by Pink.; 08-03-2007 at 12:46 PM.
  • Stephen Leak
    Giblets!
    Yo team!

    Thanks to the recent "what's in your freezer" thread, I have just remembered that I have two bag's worth of chicken giblets in a food container in the freezer. They came with the fresh chicken we got for Christmas.

    I refuse to waste any food while someone else in this world is dying for lack of it.

    An internet search has come up with a couple of possible recipes using them, but would always welcome any input from your good selves.
    Last edited by Stephen Leak; 07-01-2008 at 12:30 PM.
  • Maxjessdru
    I used mine to make a stock - just boiled up in a pan with onion, celery and carrot. Then used stock to make a mushroom/chicken risotto - very nice it was too
  • TEENY
    Do you have a cat ? That is what i would do with them especially if moggie is on a biccy diet.


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    • Zed42
    • By Zed42 7th Jan 08, 1:02 PM
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    I'd second..
    the giblet stock, makes for a wonderful gravy
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    • Skint_Catt
    • By Skint_Catt 7th Jan 08, 1:10 PM
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    If its not a REALLY silly question - what exactly are giblets? Or shouldn't I ask!
  • TEENY
    If its not a REALLY silly question - what exactly are giblets? Or shouldn't I ask!
    Originally posted by Skint_Catt
    BABY GIBS!!!!!


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    • Skint_Catt
    • By Skint_Catt 7th Jan 08, 1:51 PM
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    BABY GIBS!!!!!
    Originally posted by TEENY
    Even I know that's not true! :rolleyes:
    • Angelraesunshine
    • By Angelraesunshine 7th Jan 08, 1:53 PM
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    i cooked mine in the oven after our christmas dinner and gave them to the cat she loved them lol. personally i could not stomach them myself.
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    • Angelraesunshine
    • By Angelraesunshine 7th Jan 08, 1:54 PM
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    If its not a REALLY silly question - what exactly are giblets? Or shouldn't I ask!
    Originally posted by Skint_Catt
    the neck, liver, heart etc on the bird i believe
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