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Turkey Giblet Stock

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Don't let those giblets go to waste...make some great turkey stock instead (perfect for making gravy.)


In a large saucepan combine neck and giblets, chicken broth, water, celery, carrot, and onion. Bring to a boil, skimming froth. Add bay leaf, thyme, and peppercorns. Cook at a bare simmer, about 2 hours, until the liquid is reduced by half (about 5 cups.) Strain stock through a fine sieve into a bowl. May be made 2 days in advance.


  • Neck and giblets/liver from turkey
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 rib of celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 white onion, quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. whole black peppercorns