Chicken Giblets & Basil
Chicken Giblets & Basil
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Giblets are the hearts, livers, and gizzards, even Thais refer to all these items sold together as giblets. This is how simple a Thai dish can be, and can be made to any degree of heat you like, my wife made this yesterday and she likes it on the spicy side. Minimal ingredients and takes just a few minutes to prepare.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Chicken Giblets & Basil
Yum
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Giblets are the hearts, livers, and gizzards, even Thais refer to all these items sold together as giblets. This is how simple a Thai dish can be, and can be made to any degree of heat you like, my wife made this yesterday and she likes it on the spicy side. Minimal ingredients and takes just a few minutes to prepare.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
20-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a heavy mortar, grind up the chilies and garlic. Clean the chicken by removing the fat from the hearts and livers, cut the livers into 2-4 pieces. If the gizzards are fresh, clean the gizzards by splitting nearly in half and removing the lining, then chop each gizzard into smaller than bite size pieces.
  2. In a large non-stick pan, heat a splash of olive oil or cooking oil of your choice (see the Recipe Notes for an additional method) and add the livers, hearts, and gizzards, and the chili and garlic paste from the mortar, and just a small amount of water, cook until the liver is no longer pink inside. While cooking, sprinkle in the chicken stock powder and stir that in. Stir the giblets occasionally. When the liver is cooked through, add the basil and stir that in until it wilts. Serve with rice.
Recipe Notes

If you buy the giblets at say Tesco, the cost is about 70 Baht/500 grams. If bought from a local chicken farmer, you can probably get these for about 40-50 Baht/500 grams. The basil and chilies are free from our yard. For 6 servings (based on store bought giblets), this is about 35 cents per serving, even less for 8 servings. Excellent value.

Alternative to olive oil or other cooking oil. My wife rendered the fat from the giblets, which means simply putting the fat in a non-stick skillet and on low heat, let the fat melt until the bits of fat are dark and crunch (makes a good snack). Pour the oil into a clean jar for later use. Use some of this fat to cook the giblets.

Provided courtesy of my wife, Rrayada Thayer.
Thailand.

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