Plantain Gizzard Kebab

Deconstructed Gizzdodo

The initial plan was to make Gizdodo but then I decided against it, instead I assembled the ingredients on a skewer. In other words deconstructed gizdodo.

Happy 60th independence day Nigeria(ns).

How did you celebrate? I know many of us feel disillusioned about the current state of things in the nation. However I would like to take this opportunity to remind us that if each one of us, committed to playing a role in being the change we want, change would happen sooner rather than later.

One thing I know binds us together rather than divide us is food. I’d love to explore more food from across all geopolitical zones of Nigeria. So we can continue to share our love for food together on this space.

I charred these on open fire a bit just for effect.

I like to describe Gizdodo as a happy marriage of fried plantain, fried gizzard and peppered stew, so it’s weird that I’m split the happy couple. Lol.

Recipe

Ingredients
  • Ripe Plantains
  • Chicken Gizzard
  • Coloured Bell Peppers
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Onion
  • Spices (curry powder and thyme)
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Salt
  • Skewers

Procedure

  • Cook gizzard with onion, salt, seasoning cubes, spices, water till well done.
  • Chop plantains into rounds or cubes
  • Chop coloured peppers into cubes
  • Deep fry plantains till golden brown
  • Deep fry gizzard
  • Assemble pepper, plantain, gizzard on a skewer and serve.
You can grill instead of frying for a healthier version.

Enjoy with a nice bottle of Juice

FDVie Avocombo Juice
(Avocado/Orange/Pineapple/Ginger)

Plantain Veggie Sauce

This was inspired by a post I saw last night on “So You Think You Can Cook”. The poster didn’t have enough time to share her recipe but I created this from visual inspiration .

Trust me when I say this is so delicious. You can eat it alone or pair with Rice 

Recipe 

  • 3 Large Ripe Plantain
  • 2 cups of meat stock 
  • 300g  sliced Vegetables (I used Ugu+Efirin+Efo tete/green)
  • 3 cups of blended pepper mix (tomatoes/scotch bonnet/ habanero (rodo)/tatashe(capsicum)/ onion)
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable oil (for the sauce, you’d need more for trying the plantain. 
  • 3 cups chopped lighty fried meats (I used goat meat)
  • Shredded Fish (Smoked cod fish, dried sardines (bonga fish), about 1cup or more)
  • Bouillon cubes (2 or more depending on your tatse
  • Salt to taste 

Procedure 

  • Chop up your plantains and deep fry till it’s almost turning brown and set aside.
  • You should have pre-fried your meats.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of oil in a pot, allow it to heat up, once hot pour the pepper mix , fry slightly and pour in the stock. If you are using bonga fish, rinse well and add to the pepper from the start. Cook for 5 mins and add the fried meats. On medium heat, cook the stew till the water has completely reduced add your bouillon cubes and salt. Cook with lid on.
  • Once the water has completely reduced, add smoked fish, and vegetable. Cook for about 5 minutes with the lid off.
  • Stir in the fried plantains and let it simmer for about 2 mins and turn the heat off.  

Plantain Waffles

I’ve been pushing the  #Plantain #Chocolate competition for the #ounjegiveaway. So I’ve been sharing easy ways to  incorporate plantain and chocolate. Plantain waffle is an old recipe I shared last year. This is a different take on the earlier  RECIPE 

Plantain Waffle

Plantain Waffle topped with Frozen Yogurt, Honey and Milk Chocolate shavings

Recipe 

(Serves 5)

  • 4 large ripe plantains
  • 20g Butter
  •  2 cups Yogurt 
  • 1 cup flour 
  • 1/8 tsp Baking powder
  •  1/8 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/8 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tbsp *Vanilla extract 
  • *Cooking spray or oil to coat your waffle iron.

Procedure

▪     In a blender,  blend the plantain and all the other ingredients to a smooth  paste.

▪    Spray the waffle iron with some cooking spray or use a brush to apply oil on the iron to prevent the batter from sticking to the plates. (Use the waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions)

▪    Cook till waffle iron indicator says it’s done. 

Plantain Waffle topped with frozen yogurt, chocolate syrup and milk chocolate shavings

Plantain Waffle topped with Frozen Yogurt, Chocolate Syrup and Milk Chocolate shavings