Saturday, 25 July 2015

Yaji Seasoning recipe (Suya Spice)

Honestly,i think one of the super legit delicious foods i've come across here in naija is Suya. Whether it is beef suya, chicken suya or even ram suya, you've just gotta love it. And really, what's suya without the major ingredient...Yaji (Suya spice). Whoever came up with this recipe is a total genius i tell you. If you ask me, i'd say it was born out of a need to avoid waste especially after extracting the oil from roasted groundnut which is the base for the spice. The left-over paste known as "Labu" is then stripped of excess water and used in the preparation of kuli kuli or dried into powdered form for suya spice. 



Ingredients:::
• 2 cups roasted groundnuts "peanuts" 
• ½ cup Small Dry cayenne pepper “Ose Nkiri” , powdered 
• 1 tsp. dry ginger, ground 
• 1 tsp. dry garlic, ground 
• 1 tsp. Salt 

Directions::: 
Step 1: Peel the skin off the roasted peanuts by rubbing between your hands. place the roasted peanuts on a flat tray and blow off the skin leaving the bare peanuts.

Step 2:The next step is to extract the groundnut oil because what you'd need is the paste. To do it locally, Place the peeled peanuts in a dry mill and grind into a paste. This is known as peanut butter. Add a little water and boil the peanut butter paste til the oil settles at the top. Sieve the oil out in a separate bowl. This can be used for cooking. Pour the chaff/residue in a pap sieve and squeeze till the remaining liquid gradually comes out leaving the groundnut cake behind in the sieve. This is then left to dry a little before frying. 

Step 3: After the groundnut cake has been fried, add the cayenne pepper, ground ginger, garlic powder and salt, blend some more to incorporate. 

This can now be used to coat the meat you intend roasting/ grilling i.e For Chicken suya, Beef suya, Ram Suya



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25 comments:

  1. Lovely recipe dear. I nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Do check on it!

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  2. Anonymous5:45 pm

    I so much love this

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    1. you're welcome lilian

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  4. Hi Dobby,
    I am a bit lost here.
    Is it the residue from the peanut butter paste (groundnut cake) that is fried or is it the liquid gotten from sieving out the groundnut cake?
    If the liquid isn't used, have you got any ideas of what one could do with it? Groundnut soup perhaps?
    I love your blog!

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    1. Thanks Dido. Its the residue that's used. The liquid evaporates leaving the oil.

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  5. I'm obsessed with suya, thanks for sharing this recipe. Can't wait to try it out!!.

    Www.damiesdiary.com

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    1. You're welcome damie. Do keep us posted.

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  6. I love Suya, cool post.

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  7. Anonymous9:11 pm

    This sounds like a lot of work. Dobs u have energy o, I wld rather 'buy' some from you. Kudos and keep up the good work. Someday, I might just grow up to be like you. ;)

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  8. HEY DOBS, HOW LONG DO YOU BOIL THE PEANUT PASTE MIXED WITH WATER, WANT TO TRY IT TONIGHT. GOOD GOING

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    1. Hi aivie,
      You boil till the water evaporates and the oil settles on top. This takes about 45 mins and above depending on the quantity.

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  9. Tanx for this post, u jux saved me a lot from road side suya.....my obsession. Lol. Good work

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    1. You're welcome glory

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  10. This recipe really is simple, i am even happier because the ingredients are not complicated because i can easily buy them where i live. I most try it out. Thank you.

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    1. You're welcome Estellarchive

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  11. Hmmm.. Good to know. Would come in handy someday.

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    1. Hope you've saved it ;)

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