Make Suya right from your kitchen in the next few minutes. Wondering how to prepare your own Suya? Read on for Suya recipes step by step guide.
Suya is a tasty meaty snack grossly sold at night in Nigeria. Hardly will you see a town or city in Nigeria with no Suya joint lately, this pointing to its wide embracement nationwide.
Suya is a spicy meat skewer which is a popular food item in Nigeria. It is traditionally prepared by the Hausa people of northern Nigeria. Though countries such as Cameroon, Niger, Ghana, and some parts of Sudan also have their own sort of Suya.
This snack is truly delicious and is nation’s favourite. Hope you have fun making your own Suya personally.
- Handful Beef
- Groundnut oil (or any vegetable oil)
- Red onion, thinly slice
- Suya mix – Yaji (use more or less depending on chilli content)
- Salad tomatoes, wash and slice
- Groundnut paste or peanut butter
- Salt or seasoning cubes
- Iceberg lettuce
For this method you wont need to put the meat slices on skewers at this point.
Place beef pieces in an oven dish and cook in a heated oven (190 gas mark 5) for about 15-20 minutes, turning meat pieces occasionally. This may require more or less time depending on the thickness of the meat slices.
For presentation, skewer the cooked suya on satay sticks.
Serve suya with sliced onions and tomatoes on a bed of shredded iceberg lettuce. Enjoy eating it with your preferred cold drink.
You will need to play around with quantities especially with the suya spice, groundnut paste and seasoning salt.
Thinly slice beef into sheet-like pieces. Rinse and place pieces in a large mixing bowl.
Add the suya (yaji) mix and seasoning cubes. Add some groundnut oil (the amount depends on the amount of beef used) and groundnut paste. Work spices into the meat and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours.
Skewer the beef pieces as you desire. Heat up an iron griddle (you may also use an open barbecue grill), and place the skewered beef. Allow to cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side or until meat is cooked to your preference. Avoid burning by regularly turning.
For the perfect presentation, remove the suya from the skewers used to barbecue (I expect some burning to have occurred) and string onto new satay sticks. Serve suya with sliced onions and tomatoes on a bed of shredded iceberg lettuce. Enjoy eating it with your preferred cold drink.