Tidbits of Giblets (Hmong: Sab Hab Plawv Kib)
Servings: 6-8 | Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 15 mins
Make appetizing endives filled with spicy, savory tidbits they'll never expect. For the adventurous eater, this Hmong recipe has interesting ingredients and robust flavors. Chicken livers (sab), hearts (plawv) and duck gizzards (plaab us) are enhanced with ginger, garlic, scallions, cilantro, culantro, chili peppers, and kaffir lime leaves. The distinct flavors of organ meats can handle the abundant fresh herbs and spices without getting overpowered. Why duck gizzards instead of chicken? Duck gizzards are larger morsels, have less connective tissue and therefore less chewy. This is a tasty recipe demonstrating the Hmong philosophy of wasting no animal parts. Try it. You just might like it!