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Gizdodo recipe! Dodo gizzard is simply a combination of plantain and gizzard in tasty, flavorful tomato sauce. This can be served as a side dish to jollof rice, fried rice, and other dishes or eaten as a meal on its own. Learn how to make gizdodo in easy steps.
I like gizdodo! tender cubed fried plantain and fried cubed gizzard combined in tasty pepper sauce. It’s flavor-packed and delicious.
This dodogizard recipe is easy, quick, and simple. It makes a great side dish that you can serve at home for lunch or dinner, or at social gatherings, parties and owambes.
Let me show you how to make this simple recipe.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes
Total time: 70 minutes
Ingredients For Gizdodo
Detailed ingredient list in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Chicken or turkey gizzard
Scotch bonnet/habanero (rodo)
Bell pepper (tatashe) or red pepper
Brown or red onion
Vegetable or sunflower oil
Maggi cube (or stock cube of your choice)
How To Make Gizdodo (Dodo Gizzard)
Wash gizzard, put in a pot and add chopped onions, stock cube, 1 teaspoon of curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme, add a little water and leave to cook on medium heat.
When the gizzard is cooked, transfer to a bowl, leave to cool then cut into bite-size cubes. Set aside.
Cut the plantains into cubes (about the size you have diced your gizzard), deep fry, and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Set it aside.
Fry the gizzard (you can use the same oil used in frying the plantain).
Blend the scotch bonnet, bell pepper, tomato and the remaining half of the onion.
6) Heat 2-3 cooking spoons of vegetable or sunflower oil and add the blended pepper, 1 stockcube, 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme, chicken stock and leave to fry.
When this is well fried, add the fried gizzard, stir and leave to cook for 2 minutes before adding the fried plantain.
Stir the plantain and gizzard in the stew and leave for another 2-3 minutes before taking it off heat.
9) See the gizzard and dodo in the juicy richness of the stew? Yes your gizdodo is all done. Easy peasy. Isn’t it?
What to eat with Gizdodo (Dodo Gizzard)
Gizdodo can be eaten on its own as a main meal however you can serve with sides like
How To Store
To store, leave it to cool completely then put in airtight bowl or ziploc bag then put in the fridge or freezer.
Gizdodo will last in the fridge for up to 5 days and in the freezer for up to 4 months.
When needed, bring out, thaw and heat in the oven or microwave. You can also heat on the stovetop but add few tablespoons of water in the pot to heat it.
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Gizdodo Recipe – Dodo Gizzard
- Frying pan
- 500 g Gizzard Chicken or Turkey
- 4 Plantains Ripe
- 1 large Bell pepper or 2 medium
- 1 medium Onion
- 2 Scotch bonnet or to suit taste
- 4 Tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Chopped Onions
- 2 Stock cube Bouillion)
- 3 teaspoons Curry powder
- 2 teaspoon Dried Thyme halved
- Salt to taste
- Oil Vegetable or Sunflower oil
- Wash gizzard, put in a pot and add the chopped onions, 1 stock cube, 2 teaspoons of curry powder, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme and a cup of water. Leave to cook on medium heat. When the gizzard is cooked, transfer to a bowl, leave to cool then cut into bite-size cubes. Set aside.
- Cut the plantains into cubes (about the size you have diced your gizzard), deep fry, and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Set it aside.Fry the gizzard (you can use the same oil used in frying the plantain)
- Blend the scotch bonnet, bell pepper, tomato and onion. Heat 2 cooking spoons of vegetable or sunflower oil then add the blended pepper, 1 stock cube, 1 teaspoon of curry powder, 1 teaspoon of dried thyme and salt. Leave to fry for 10 minutes.
- When the sauce is fried, add the fried gizzard, stir and leave to cook for 2 minutes before adding the fried plantain. Stir the plantain and gizzard in the stew and leave for another 2-3 minutes before taking it off heat.
This post was first published on January 7, 2014. Updated May 31, 2020, to add a printable recipe card.