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This delicious dish is best served as an appetizer with fresh bread.
Portuguese Chicken Gizzards (Moelas) Recipe
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Portuguese Chicken Gizzards (Moelas) Recipe

Portuguese Chicken Gizzards (Moelas) Recipe

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1kg of chicken gizzards1 chopped onion2 cloves of garlic, minced5 tablespoons of olive oil1/2 chouriçoChili peppers (to taste)3 bay leaves6 tablespoons of tomato paste1 cup of white wine1 cup of waterSalt (to taste)
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    1. Clean the gizzards of skins and fats, wash them and drain them.
    2. Cut the gizzards into pieces.
    3. Cut the chourico ​​into thick cubes.
    4. In a pan with the olive oil, sauté the onions, garlic and bay leaves.
    5. Mid way through the sauté, add the chourico ​​and let it cook a little longer.
    6. Add the gizzards.
    7. Season with a little salt, add the chili peppers and cook a little.
    8. Add the tomato paste, pour in the white wine and water.
    9. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes until tender.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasfaceisrapidasesaborosas.pt

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