World Food Challenge

Day 128: Niger and Suya

Good evening, Raffies!

Today we are going to Niger and we are going to enjoy some nice marinated kabobs.
To be honest, I really wanted to make palm nut soup, but I couldn’t get any palm nut cream. Therefore, I had to go for the backup: Suya!

These lovely skewers are common all over Western Africa. Since it is the barbecue season, I would highly recommend these, if you are looking for a new marinade for your meat.

The recipe is quite simple and on this link, you even get a nice video to help you out:

400 g chicken or beef
wooden skewers
peanut oil

For the suya spice:
1 c peanuts, powdered
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tsp onion, powder
2 tbsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp powdered chili
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp paprika

Shred the spices in a food processor or in a nut grinder. Cut the meat into thin strips and place it on the skewers. A nice tip: if you do not want to get your skewers burnt, place them in a bowl of water for approximately 5 hours. Brush the meat with the oil to make the spices stick better to the meat.
Place on your barbecue and grill them or, alternatively, preheat your oven to 200° C on grill mode and grill 10-15 minutes on one side, turn over and grill for another 5 minutes.
Serve with tome tomatoes, cabbage, onions and cucumbers.

They were amazing! The peanut marinade made a lovely crust around the juicy meat..it was a heavenly experience.

Love,

Raffi

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