Nigerian Suya

This is a Nigerian street food classic. Its spicy peanut taste goes well with beef, chicken, and other meats so feel free to experiment.

Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoon(s) roasted peanuts finely ground
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper, red pepper, or red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon(s) paprika
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) onion powder
  • 2 pound(s) beef and/or chicken
  • 1 whole(s) onion cut into chunks
  • 1 whole(s) tomato cut into chunks
  • 1 whole(s) sweet green pepper cut into chunks

Preparation

  1. Make the ground peanut powder: Remove shells and skins from roasted peanuts, if necessary. Grind the peanuts into a fine powder (briefly pound them in a mortar and pestle; crush them with a rolling pin; or use a food processor). Be careful not to grind them into a paste.

  2. If the peanut powder is oily, wrap it in absorbent paper (paper towel) and squeeze for a minute or two.

  3. Stir the spices into the powder, mixing well. For really spicy hot suya, use more cayenne pepper -- for a milder dish, substitute paprika for some (all) of the cayenne pepper. Divide the peanut-spice mix into two parts, putting half in one bowl and half in another. Set one bowl aside.

  4. Dip and roll the meat in the other bowl of the peanut-spice mix, making sure the meat is completely coated. Allow meat to marinate for thirty minutes or more. (Get the outdoor grill going or pre-heat the oven while you are waiting).

  5. Place the meat on skewers (alternating with the onion, tomato, and sweet pepper, if desired).

  6. Broil in a hot oven, or grill over hot coals, until meat is done. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. Serve immediately with the reserved peanut-spice mix, for sprinkling or dipping as desired. (Do not use the mix that came into contact with the raw meat.).

  7. Read more at: http://www.food.com/recipe/nigerian-suya-309911?oc=linkback
November 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by whiteknight and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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