The word giblets (pronounced with a soft “G” as in the word ginger) typically refers to the neck, heart, liver and gizzards of poultry. In the USA, these are generally packaged and included within the cavity of a chicken or turkey. Sometimes the kidneys will be in there too, but not always. Historically, the term giblets also referred to the feet, wing tips, heads, and even that floppy red thing on a rooster’s head called the cockscomb. Why? Because when immigrants came over from countries like Portugal, these were part of package – nothin went to waste. Today, you will still find these delicious morsels sold at any neighborhood butcher.
This recipe is commonplace in many tascas across Portugal, but none so typical than in Lisbon. If you’d like a guided Petiscos Tour in Lisbon, let us know! We’d love to share our secret sumptuous spots with you!