Sunday, 27 July 2014

Suya: Summertime Delicacy

Summer = BBQ season in most countries; so this recipe is perfect for any BBQ event and is quite easy to make.

Suya is a grilled  or roasted beef fillets; mostly made in skewers; and rubbed with a peanut and pepper spice. It is also popularly known in Ghana as Chicinga or Tsitsinga.

Suya is a popular road-side snack in Nigeria; and for people like myself in the diaspora with no easy access to a Suya Joint or an African restaurant, this recipe will help as a guide to making it right in the comfort of your own home.

The Suya spice itself is made up of crushed/grinded kulikuli (peanut powder), ginger powder, Cayenne pepper, salt, stock cube and African Negro pepper.

Beef fillets/Frying Steak (350g)
Suya Spice

  1. Marinate the beef with a some pinches of salt and set aside for 10 mins
  2. Start up the barbecue stand by lighting the coal. 
  3. Once the flame have died down and the coal are really white hot; then we are ready to begin.
  4. Place the steak on the grill and let cook for approx 10 mins
  5. Flip the steak and let the other side also cook.
  6. The total time for the cooking of the beef on the barbecue stand should be 20-25 mins
  7. Once cooked, place the beef on a cutting board and chop into small bite-size portions.
  8. Sprinkle the Suya Spice on the beef pieces and mix
  9. Voila!!! BBQ Suya is ready

NB: Cooking and picture credit goes to my lovely friend, Faith, who made this at a recently attended BBQ event.


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