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Have you seen my giblets?

This is my first year making a turkey and my giblets are missing. I checked the body cavity, the flap of skin over the neck hole and nuthin'. Could they be missing completely?

 
almightycookie

Asked by almightycookie at 9:10 PM on Nov. 24, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (10)
  • Feel all around the cavities, and if you only feel turkey, not a packet, then they must not be in this turkey.

    To cheribabii: giblets are edible innards - heart, liver. gizzard, sometimes neck.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 9:24 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • some brands don't include them
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:11 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • not all of them have the giblets. read the package
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:11 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • They don't always have them, and sometimes they freeze against the side and you can't distinguish them by feel - is it thawed already?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:13 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • http://geekygourmet.com/files/2006/09/giblets.jpg


    Assorted turkey parts that usually get shoved inside the turkey in a plastic bag, and need to be removed before cooking.

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:24 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Could be he never had any!
    older

    Answer by older at 9:11 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • Thawed. Put in a cold water bath. Looked inside with a flashlight even. Checked the website and they showed the giblets comming out of the front flap area...did already find the neck btw. Just dont want melted plastic as seasoning to my bird.
    almightycookie

    Comment by almightycookie (original poster) at 9:16 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • A lot of brands stopped putting them in the birds because they can sell them separately.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:37 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • TY all I think I I was robbed of my gibblets lol. Just arent there. Mom is coming early to help start the turkey and she will give it a second check. Happy Thanksgiving all.
    almightycookie

    Comment by almightycookie (original poster) at 9:37 PM on Nov. 24, 2010

  • what the shit is a giblet?
    cheribabii613

    Answer by cheribabii613 at 9:20 PM on Nov. 24, 2010