Ingredients you need for Chicken Suya Salad
For one serving, I used:
- 5 long pieces of Chicken Suya
- 1 teaspoon Suya Pepper (Suya Spice)
- 1 medium red onion
- ¼ small cabbage
- ½ a medium cucumber
- 1 plum tomato (Tomato Jos)
Notes about the ingredients
- I am not going to restrict you with quantities of the ingredients. Feel free to vary the quantities of the vegetables.
- See how to make the suya spice at the following link: How to make Nigerian Suya Spice.
- These vegetables are the vegetables that we eat Nigerian suya with. Feel free to remove the ones you do not like.
- Long pieces of Chicken Suya is advised for this salad so they can bend well in the arrangement. 🙂
Before you make the Chicken Suya Salad
- Rinse all the vegetables thoroughly.
- Cut the pieces of chicken suya into thin stripes with a width of about half an inch (about 1.5cm). Click the image on the right to see how I cut the ingredients.
- Cut thin strips of the cucumber along the fruit
- Cut the tomatoes and cabbage as shown in the image.
Arrange the Chicken Suya Salad
- Now that you have sut all the ingredients, the only thing left of to arrange the vgetables like petals as shown the in images above. Start from the edge of the plate and work your way to the centre of the plate.
- When done, sprinkle the suya spice on the salad.
- Refrigerate to chill before serving. You can also enjoy it warm. The way I love it is to chill the vegetables in the fridge before making the salad then use hot chicken suya. By the time you are done, the vegetables will still be cool while the suya will be hot. The combo of warm chicken suya and the cold/cool vegetables is great for my tastebuds! 🙂
- That’s it!
Basic Ghanaian Gravy
- 2medium onions, diced
- 8tomatoes, Romas preferred
- 1⁄2cup vegetable oil
- 1teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄2teaspoon thyme
- 1green pepper, diced (optional)
- Heat oil in frying pan and saute onions until soft, but not brown.
- Add tomatoes, cayenne pepper, seasoning salt and thyme (plus green pepper is using).
- Fry for 30 minutes until tomatoes are soft and deep red in color.
Source : www.geniuskitchen.com
Domada (Gambian Peanut Stew)
The national dish of Gambia. A thick, saucy stew served over rice.
: The Daring Gourmet, www.daringgourmet.com
- 1 lb beef steak or 1 lb chicken breast, cut into ½ inch chunks (or use bone-in chicken pieces and simmer them in the sauce; once cooked leave the pieces whole or remove the meat from the bones and add it back to the stew.)
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Roma tomatoes, diced
- ½ can (3 oz) tomato paste
- ¾ cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
- 4 Maggi or Knorr tomato bouillon cubes
- 3 cups water
- Scotch bonnet chilies, diced, according to heat preference
- 4 cups pumpkin or sweet potato, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the oil in large Dutch oven. Saute the onions until golden. Add the beef and garlic and continue to sauté until the beef is no longer pink. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chilies, peanut butter and stir to combine. Add the water and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add squash, cover, and continue to cook for 35-40 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve hot with rice. This stew tastes even better the next day.
How to cook Nigerian Jollof Rice
· Red Pepper (Tatase)
· Plum Tomato
· Fresh Tomatoes
· Scotch Bonnet (Rodo)
· Knorr Cubes
· Tomato Puree
· Jollof Rice Seasoning
· Knorr Aromat Seasoning
· Vegetable Oil
· All Purpose Seasoning
· Mixed Herbs
· Easy Cook Long Grain Rice
· Heat the Vegetable oil in a pot for 5-6 minutes, you need this piping hot.
· Blend the plum tomatoes, onion, scotch bonnet, red pepper together and add it to the piping hot vegetable oil.
· Season the mixture in the pot with Knorr cubes, Jollof rice seasoning, all purpose seasoning, mixed herbs, Aromat seasoning and salt, then stir in.
· Leave to fry for 15 minutes.
· After 15 minutes, add the washed rice, then the tomato puree and mix together.
· Add the bay leaves for aroma; this gives the meal a unique taste too.
· Add a small quantity of water, you don’t need a lot as the rice needs to steam cook.
· Leave to steam cook on low-medium heat for 20-30 minutes.
· Add fresh tomatoes and onions to garnish and leave to cook for another 5 minutes. Great job!
Source : www.nigerianfoodchannel.com