By Eddy − On Sunday, August 28, 2016, 7 years ago in Chicken Recipes

Portuguese Moelas Recipe

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Portuguese Moelas Recipe

This delicious Portuguese moelas recipe (chicken gizzards) is best served as an appetizer with fresh bread.

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Ready In 50 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings4

Ingredients

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)
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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Preparation

  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

Maureen Hilder
Maureen Hilder
Love Moelas Nice recipe I've, have never added Chourizo before. Agree takes a lot longer to get the gizzards tender. Worth it though.
1 year ago, Tuesday, June 6, 2023
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Ivan
Ivan
What I do is boil them for a half hour in water and no salt!! Then create sauce on the side add gizzards to sauce and simmer for ten minutes. They are soft and tasty.
1 year ago, Thursday, February 2, 2023
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Miroslaw Suski
Miroslaw Suski
As per Mark who mentioned above in his comment, need to slow cook whole dish for at least 2 hours. Finally you got irresistible - full of flavours, textures and taste, exquisite one pot dish - Enjoy
1 year ago, Tuesday, December 13, 2022
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Eddy
Yeah, I don't think the author got the cooking time right.
1 year ago, Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Mark Witney
Mark Witney
This is a great recipe - but I really don’t see how you can cook gizzards for ‘30-40 min until tender’! It takes a minimum of 1h30 to 2h before they are tender
1 year ago, Friday, July 15, 2022
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john anthony henry johnson
john anthony henry johnson
Enjoyed the meal. It is difficult to always get chourico. when this happens can you suggest an alternative?
2 years ago, Saturday, February 19, 2022
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