GIZDODO RECIPE… PEPPERED GIZZARD AND PLANTAIN

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Prep Time: 20 mins           Yield: 3 servings

Cook Time: 65 mins

You will be multi tasking with recipe so the cook Time above includes all the cooking processes listed below.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 450g Chicken Gizzards
  • 5 fingers of ripe plantain
  • 4 Medium Onions ( 2 for the pepper sauce, 1 to cook the gizzard and 1 for garnishing)
  • 1 Tbsp crushed Garlic
  • 2 habenero or scotch bonnet peppers
  • Salt or bouillon powder to taste
  • 1 Tbsp thyme
  • 3 bell peppers ( 2½ to be blended and ½ chopped finely for garnishing)
  • 1 tsp of Curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp Thyme.
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Yaji spice ( suya spice)
  • 3 cups of oil ( 2½ cup for frying and  ½ cup of oil for the pepper sauce)

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Wash the gizzard and cut up into bite sizes
  • Put sauce pan on a lit up stove,  add some water, gizzards and chopped onions (the water should be about  ½ in above the gizzards).
  • Cook till soft, then turn off heat and set aside
  •  After washing, with a food processor coarsely blend 2 onions, 2 habenero peppers and 2½ red bell peppers
  • Chop up finely, the remaining  ½ of the red bell pepper and ½ of the green bell pepper.
  • Cut the plantains into cubes and set aside.
  • Put a clean sauce pan on a lit up stove. Pour in  ½ a cup of canola oil. When it heats up put in chopped onions and sauté till soft transluscent.
  • Pour in the coarsely blended bell pepper mix.
  • Fry until the mix reduces to a thick paste and the oil surfaces to the top. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  • Add the chopped red and green peppers stir and turn off heat.
  • Put oil in a fry pan when it heats up add 1/4 a bulb of onion* Then add the plantains and start frying till light golden brown. Put it in a bowl lined with paper towel to absorb the oil then cover with paper towel to retain moisture.
  • Reduce the oil and fry the gizzards till it’s brown but not burnt. Then put in a paper towel lined plate to absorb the oil.
  • Divide the peppered sauce in two, then add the fried gizzards and plantains and stir over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  • Add in  1 Tbsp of the Yaji (suya spice) and stir then turn off heat.
  • The gizdido is ready. Yippee!!!!. R??. Where the party at??? ?.

Serve with rings of onions and sprinkle more Yaji ( suya spice ) over it. Enjoy!!!

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