Questions tagged [offal]

Meat from the organs or other tissues of an animal (as opposed to its muscles).

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Discarding ox heart fat

Most instructions detailing how to prepare ox heart often say something along the lines of "discard any fat and sinew". Is there any reason why I shouldnt keep the fat?
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Are chicken gizzards celiac safe?

Wheat is frequently included in chicken feed. Partially-digested wheat, therefore, would likely be present in chickens' gizzards before butchering. However, the chicken gizzards seen for sale in ...
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Haggis - taste difference between traditional and artificial casing

Haggis, though considered purely Scottish could possibly have originated in the North of England. It appears that the earliest known recipe/method is from the 15th century. Just after a hunt, the ...
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Why isn't liver bitter?

I know that the liver is the organ that produces bile. I also know that it has a lot of bile ducts leading to a hepatic duct. Given that all of this bile duct and bile is in liver and bile is bitter(...
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Is there any harm to eat cooked renal pelvis in lamb kidney?

I googled many forums listed in google and found people just say that cooked renal pelvis in lamb kidneys are stringy and chewy. That sounds to me like people already consider its edible, but it's ...
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How can chicken offal be cooked to be as tender as possible?

Tonight I cooked a dish involving chicken hearts and gizzards, but I found conflicting instructions on the internet, so I essentially parboiled the offal, diced it, and then cooked it in butter in a ...
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Do sprats need to be gutted?

Do you need to gut sprats before cooking & eating them? i.e. is it safe to eat them (so long as they're cooked). do they taste ok (to the average non-squeamish person happy with a bit of fish ...
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Does anyone cook/eat bladders?

There's a few places in the world that really don't waste any part of an animal when it comes to cooking, but I've yet to see any form of cooked bladders. Is it an item that is cooked -or- eaten ...
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What temperature(s) should sweetbreads be cooked to?

It is very easy to find quick references for the various doneness temperatures (rare, med. rare, etc.) of different animal meats, but not so easy when it comes to offal. Sweetbreads, as far as I know, ...
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What is the difference between tripe and offal?

Simple enough question. What is the difference between offal and tripe? I think they are both made from the less desireable parts of the animal but would like to know what the difference is between ...
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easiest way to peel/skin a tongue?

So I've boiled a couple lamb tongues -- as per this recipe -- and have them cool enough to handle, however I'm having difficulty peeling the skin/film off them with just my fingers alone. Is there ...
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What is fat tripe?

I was just in Santiago, Chile and had a mixed grill. One of the tasty items was "Tripa gorda" or fat tripe. But, I wasn't able to get a clear answer about exactly what fat tripe is. Does anyone ...
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Can I cook my haggis from frozen?

It's Burn's Night and I want to cook some Haggis. I froze my Haggis over a week ago. The packet advises to 'fully defrost before cooking'. After which it advises a 90 minute blast in the oven (or less ...
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How do I cook lamb tongues?

They're cheap and delicious. (I had them at Fergus Henderson's restaurant in London.) But I have no idea what to do with them. All I've read appears to say to treat them like beef tongue: slow ...