Suya Plantain Chips

Plantain chips or crisps are made from unripe or ripe plantains. It is good as appetiser, can be eaten on it’s own or with a dip. It’s also quick and easy to make so why not spice up plantain chips and make suya plantain chips? Find below my recipe for suya plantain chips:

Preparation time: 5 minute

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 Unripe green plantain

Sunflower or Vegetable oil for frying

1/4 teaspoon Salt (optional)

1/2 teaspoon Suya spice

DIRECTIONS

1) Peel the plantain and slice. You can use a food processor for this or cut by hand.

I used a spialiser just because it was the fastest I could get to in my kitchen

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Plantain Chips

2) Add the suya spice and salt to the sliced plantain and mix together

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3) In a pan, heat some vegetable or sunflower oil

4) Add the plantain and fry till yellow

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5) Leave to cool and it’s ready to eat. To preserve store in airtight container. Enjoy.

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Till my next post, stay cool 🙂

 

Groundnutdodo

Hello people, how’s your week going? mine is going great even though i have been extremely busy, it’s been for a good cause. I am giving you another plantain recipe today. I was trying out a recipe that was inspired by Ewaoluwa a cands member who posted a recipe on Peanut rice on www.candshare.com. I had surplus groundnut from it so i came up with this recipe. By the way, Cands is my cook and share food community. Many of you are members on facebook and we have recently moved to a domain. If you have not registered yet, go and do so HERE. On Cands, you get to share your food pictures, share recipes, make friends, join different groups, start a forum topic and many more.. With over 80,000 members on Cands fb it was high time to take it to our own domain and that was exactly what i did. Don’t miss the fun go and join us now.

Back to Groundnut dodo, It is a combination of plantain, GROUNDNUT (I had to write that in caps..lol) and spices. It is yummy, moist delicious goodness, i present to you another K’s Cuisine original. If you are a lover of groundnut and plantain, you will definitely love this.

So i was thinking what to name this recipe but i drew a blank so people what would you call this? If i like any of your suggestions will rename the recipe but for now let’s get cooking:

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Meal type: Appetiser, main, snacks

INGREDIENTS

1 ripe plantain

20g groundnut

1 teaspoon ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon ginger (Optional)

Sunflower oil for frying

DIRECTIONS

1) In a pan, dry roast the groundnut.

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2) Peel and grind the roasted groundnut in a mill

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3) Peel plantain and cut into small cubes then mash with spoon or hand.

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4) Add in the groundnut, pepper and ginger. Mix together.

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5) In a frying pan, heat oil and scoop the plantain in balls. Fry till golden brown.

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6) When golden brown, put on kitchen towel to drain excess oil.

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7) For a clean round shape, mold plantain into shape with your palm. Groundnut dodo is ready.

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The aroma is amazing, the taste is superb and best of all it is easy peasy to make!

K's dodoFor a healthier Version, grill in oven instead of frying. That’s Boli and Epa gone la creme!

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NOTES

To grill, mold into balls, place in oven and grill till golden brown. This version is best for fitfam

I used well ripened plantain but not over ripe.

You can store ground groundnut in a tight contain for use another time

Will post recipe for Groundnut rice and other things i’ve done with groundnut in the next coming days.

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“There is no sincerer love than the love of food”- George Bernard Shaw

 

Dodo Ikire

Quote of the day:

“Dodo Ikire shows to us that we can always create and re-create our realities; that our ideas will never run out until we stop thinking; that we can turn what may perish into what we can cherish. Dodo Ikire tells us that life is about innovation”-  Dr Tunde Oseni

He couldn’t have said it any better and I totally love it. Creativity when it comes to food is as simple as thinking it,experimenting and implementing it. Our forefathers laid the foundation and we inherited amazing recipes, now we have taken over and gone are the days Nigerian food was in the background. Lets keep up the creativity and keep churning out amazing recipes generations unborn will be proud of 🙂

Dodo Ikire is a snack made with overripe (almost rotten) plantain and pepper. It is made popular by the Ikire people. Ikire is a town in Osun state of Nigeria.

When next you have over ripe plantain or almost rotten plantain, don’t let your heart sink and don’t bin them just think dodo Ikire. I say, when life throws you rotten plantain, joyfully make dodo Ikire and you’ll be glad you did 🙂

Preparation time: 3 minutes

Cooking time : 7 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

1 over ripe plantain (with black skin)

1 small bell pepper (crushed)

Palm oil

Vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

1) Peel the skin off the plantain and put in a bowl

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2) Mash plantain with spoon or hand and mix in the crushed bell pepper

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3) Put mixture of palm oil and vegetable oil in a frying pan and put on heat.

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4) When heated, scoop in the plantain with cooking spoon or hand in small balls and let it fry.

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5) Flip over and let the other side fry till dark brown. Remove and put in a plate

Note: Don’t put on paper towel as it will harden and stick to it.

6) Dodo Ikire is ready. Serve warm.

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Tip: Wrap in plastic bag or cling film. The moisture that forms when covered warm with cling film will leave the dodo Ikire moist and soft. If left open it hardens up.

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Enjoy 🙂

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Gizzdodo

Gizzdodo is simply combination of dodo and gizzard in sauce. This can be served as side dish to mains such as jollof rice, fried rice and other dishes or eaten as a meal. Find below my recipe for Gizdodo:

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Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 60 minutes

Total time: 70 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 ripe plantains

400g of chicken or turkey gizzard

1 scotch bonnet/habanero (rodo)

1 bell pepper (tatashe) or red pepper

1 big ripe fresh tomato

1 brown or red onion

2 cooking spoon of vegetable or sunflower oil

Maggi cube (or stock cube of your choice)

Curry powder

Dried thyme

DIRECTIONS

1) Wash gizzard, put in a pot and add chopped onion, maggi cube, 1 teaspoon of curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme, add a little water and leave on low heat to boil.

2) When the gizzard is cooked, cut in cubes and set aside.

3) Dice the plantains into cubes (about the size you have diced your gizzard) , deep fry and set it aside.

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Diced plantain

4) Fry the gizzard (you can use the same oil used in frying the plantain).

5) Blend the scotch bonnet, bell pepper, tomato and the remaining half of the onion.

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6) Heat 2-3 cooking spoons of vegetable or sunflower oil and add the blended pepper, 1 maggi cube, 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme, chicken stock and leave to fry.

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7) When this is well fried, add the fried gizzard ,stir in the stew and leave for one mimute before adding the fried plantain.

8) Stir the plantain and gizzard in the stew and leave for another one minute before taking it off heat.

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9) See the gizzard and dodo in the juicy richness of the stew? Yes your gizdodo is all done. Easy peasy. Isn’t it?

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Bon appetite😊

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