You may have heard “giblets” here and there in the kitchen as everybody crowds around the Thanksgiving turkey deciding how best to tackle the beast. Hopefully nobody actually throws any giblets, though. Thanksgiving turkey isn’t just a hollowed-out carcass. The inner parts of the turkey (heart, liver, gizzard, and occasionally the neck) always come along with/in it as a kind of bonus. These internal organs are what we fondly refer to as giblets.

The packet of giblets can be found hidden deep inside the carcass’ cavity, and must be removed before cooking the turkey, which always results in a fun Thanksgiving scavenger hunt of sorts. Once you’ve found your giblet prize, make sure not to discard it as they can be used to make delicious gravy, stock, or even stuffing. 

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