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Old 11-23-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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Question Turkey Stuffing with "giblets"?

How do you make stuffing from the parts of the turkey e.g. the giblets, heart, liver, kidney, neck etc...? I've looked all around and only found one recipe for Amish stuffing. Anyone know what I;m talking about.

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:24 PM   #2
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You simply cook them in water with celery, onions, and appropriate seasonings i.e., poultry seasoning, a bit of sage, thyme, and rosemary...parsley would be ok too. Once done just chop everything up and add it to your regular stuffing recipe. I'm not a heart or gizzard person though and I've never seen turkey liver...ever.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:55 PM   #3
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Adding the chopped gizzard and heart to the turkey gravy is not uncommon.
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:48 PM   #4
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....and I've never seen turkey liver...ever.
K.E., the liver doesn't come in your packet of innards?

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Old 11-23-2008, 08:54 PM   #5
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My question is: The OP asked about making "stuffing" out of the innards. This is not something I've known about, but adding the cooked chopped organs to gravy is common where I live.

And, yes, kitchenelf, my turkey always comes with a liver. Love it. Also devour the gizzard, heart and neck. I'm the only one who likes these parts. Yeah! More for me.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:08 PM   #6
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Yes, some members of my family cook up the innards that come in the packet, dice them, and add them to the bread stuffing before putting it in the bird.

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How do you make stuffing from the parts of the turkey e.g. the giblets, heart, liver, kidney, neck etc...? I've looked all around and only found one recipe for Amish stuffing. Anyone know what I;m talking about.
I boil the parts with celery, onion, etc. and just use the broth. I am not a big fan of offal. The broth is very rich. Simply add it to the stuffing mix for the moisture needed. If there isn't enough broth I add chicken stock.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:27 AM   #8
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Another interesting twist to this idea is to use the raw gizzards, heart, some excess turkey fat, and liver to make a force-meat, or farce-meat. This is done by blending all into a smooth paste. Then, cook the force-meat with appropriate seasonings, i.e. salt, pepper, onion, garlic, etc., to make something similar to a pate'. You then cut the force-meat into little cubes and add it to the dressing mixture.

Force-meat is by definition, finely chopped and seasoned meat, sometimes mixed with a filler, and served by itself, or often used in stuffings/dressings.

You can also mix the raw force-meat into the stuffing before cooking.

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The innards never made it to the bird...Paul would salt and pepper the dickens out of them and and have a feast..or so he thought.
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Cool

I usually simmer the neck, gizzard and liver with celery and onion and use the stock for the liquid in my stuffing/dressing. I usually don't use the "parts" (some family members prefer I don't) but when I have, I chopped them and sauted in butter with the veggies for the dressing ie: celery, onion and grated carrot.
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