Skewers of intricately spiced cuts of meat, grilled to perfection over an open flame. Often served with sharp, raw chopped onions, and wrapped in newspaper.
Why it’s awesome: Suya is widely considered to be a specialty of the Hausa people of northern Nigeria and Niger. The key to excellent suya is the spice mix (yaji) it is steeped in before grilling, and the Mallams will never share their recipes.
The joy of suya is finding the best spots in your state.
Suya is actually easy to make, as long as you can lay your hands on the spice and any meat of choice.
Usually, it was made with beef but in recent times, I have seen chicken suya and even some made from bush meat. Imagine that.
Suya is generally made by grilling spiced meat over red-hot coal in Nigeria, but you can get the same result if you have a simple griller or oven with grill compartment.
Ingredients For Nigerian Beef Suya.
2 cubes of knorr
Salt to Taste
Ground dried pepper (optional)(optional)
Suya sticks (optional)
vegetable oil (100ml)
Wash the beef properly and slice into thin fillets, you can easily do this with a kitchen knife. If you are using chicken, you just need to apply the spices on the chicken, you don’t need to slice into fillet as is the case with beef.
Transfer 5 spoons of the suya (spice) in a clean dry plate and add 2 cubes of maggi of choice plus half teaspoon of salt to it. Mix them properly and set aside. You will need to taste to acertain that it actually taste like what you get from the mallam.
Stake the beef on the sticks and sprinkle the mixed spice all around it, sprinkle evenly on both sides and commence with the grilling part.
Use a kitchen brush to rob the vegetable oil on the beef before grilling; this actually helps the grilling process. Apply more of the spices.
Grill your suya using the local or electric griller. You can also use your kitchen oven if it have griling compartment.
You have to turn every ten minutes while it grills, after twenty minutes, you will need to apply more of the spices/vegetable oil again. Grill for another 20 minutes and you just made suya!
Serve with onions, pepper, cabbage, tomatoes etc.
That is how to make suya in Nigeria. I believe you can be able to prepare yours with this recipe