Giblet Soup Recipe

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 Updated 01/09/2015

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You can use this recipe to make a delicious soup or gravy.


  • 1 set chicken, turkey, duck or game giblets
  • 2 pints beef stock
  • 1 slice of lean ham
  • sprig of parsley, thyme and marjoram
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 heaped dessertspoon flour
  • seasoning
  • 1 dessertspoon catsup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
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  1. Wash the giblets well and heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Fry the giblets in the oil for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the stock, ham, herbs (you can tie the herbs in a little muslin bag if you like), the onion stuck with cloves and a seasoning of pepper.
  4. Bring slowly to the boil.
  5. Simmer gently for 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Melt the butter in a very small pan.
  7. Stir in the flour gradually and continue stirring whilst it cooks for 5 minutes.
  8. Strain off the soup.
  9. Put it back in the saucepan with giblets cut into small pieces.
  10. Stir in the flour and butter paste.
  11. Boil very gently for 10 minutes.
  12. Add the tomato catsup and serve very hot.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 110 minutes

Yield: 4 portions


although initially put off by the idea of giblet soup, i was able to overcome my reservations when i tasted it and it was really satisfying.
#0 - peter - 09/01/2015 - 05:51
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