How to cook turkey gizzards with red cabbage as a side dish
Both turkey and chicken gizzards −in other words gigerium−are low-calorie, nutritious food. Fowl gizzard dishes have a delicate taste. However, not everyone likes them because they can be a little bit tough. Today I am going to tell you how to cook a quick and easy dish with this by-product.
- Turkey or chicken gizzards
- Red cabbage
- Onion, garlic
It’s a pity that red cabbage isusually found on our dinner table less often than white cabbage. Red cabbage contains vitamins and trace nutrients many times more than white cabbage, carotene content is 4 times higherand anthocyanin pigment which gives the cabbage its purple color is good for blood vessels. However, it is drier and tougher and the purple color doesn’t suit every dish. I bought this cabbage to make a green omelet but the largest part of the cabbagehead was used as side dish for the gizzards. If I had had white cabbage I would have simply stewed them together−both cabbage and gizzards, but red cabbage doesn’t give a pleasant color to meat, so I was cooking them separately. The best way to cook red cabbage is to stew it and the best appliance which will cope with the task isa multi-cooker. I shredded the cabbage.
I chopped garlic and sliced the bulb onion.
I put onion and garlic with a small amount of oil on the bottom of the multi-cooker bowl. On top I tightly put the shredded cabbage, added some salt and pepper and pressed “Slow Cook”button and set the time for 1.5 hour.
I washed the gizzards andlet them cookin the stewpot with a small amount of water for the same time.
You can decide how long to cook the gizzards. I don’t like it when they become too soft, so I cook them no longer than for 1-1.5 hour. If you prefer softer gizzards then boil them for 2 hours at least. At the end of cooking put some salt and add your favorite spices. I enjoy the natural taste of gizzards, so I add only salt.
That’s it. The easy, nourishing and healthful dish is ready! The most important thing is that it doesn’t take you a lot of time. All you need is to shred the cabbage and boil the gizzards Enjoy your meal!
- If you use white cabbage you can put the gizzards right into the multi-cooker bowl on the layer of onion and garlic and on top of gizzards you put the cabbage. In this case, you should simmer for more time − 2 hours at least.
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