Happy New Year,
Sorry I have been absent for so long. Been a really bad bad girl. I come to you today with a renewed allegiance to this blog and my readers (You should see my face, I am very remorseful)
This year I would fulfill the objectives of this blog by trying a lot of African dishes and YOU would have to help me.
I discovered a couple of interesting African blogs and found a simple to do Nigerian recipe on avartsycooking.com, where my Naija peeps at?
I love Nigerians oh, esp the men! Sorry back to the topic.
Today dish is Plantain and Gizzard aka Gidzo, here in Ghana we would call it Gizzard and Kokoo (Ripe Plantain)
I added a few twist to make it Ghanaian, a touch of the heavenly smelling and hot Kpakposhito.
It’s a simple recipe so go ahead and try it and send me a picture if you can.
The next step is very complicated, you need to pay extra attention, switch off your tv, shut down that crying child and stare straight on the next words………….MIX THEM
Garnishing was done by Nicki’s mum, she insisted hers was better and who am i to say nay!
NB: My parsley looks worn out, they were kept over night
- THE CHARACTERS
- 2 ripe plantains
- 1 pack chicken gizzards
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 cup kpakposhito ( Green pepper)
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 2 medium-sized onion
- 1-2 Maggi cubes
- 1/2 cup Fresh lemon juice
- 6 cups cooking oil
- 1/2 cup Palm oil
- 1/2 tea-spoon salt
Carefully wash your Gizzard with clean water
Drain Gizzard and wash with Lemon juice to reduce its nauseating smell
Drain lemon juice, rinse gizzards 2-3 times under through water
Transfer gizzards in a cooking pot with garlic, few slices of onions and some ginger. let boil for 30 minutes over medium heat
While Gizzard is boiling cut onions, tomatoes, garlic and pepper and blend with 1 cup water
Add your cooking oil and 1/2 cup Palm oil to a cooking pot till its hot.
Add blended ingredients to hot oil, along with 1 maggi cube.
Wash and rinse your plantains and cut them into sizeable pieces
Add diced plantains to hot oil
Deep fry till golden brown,; transfer fried plantains to paper towel to drain excess oil.
Check on your boiling gizzards, they should be soft at this point.
Fry your gizzard in hot oil, remember when it is done, and strain the fried Gizzard in kitchen tissue.
The stew should be ready at this point, turn of the heat and let it cool
Combine fried plantains and fried gizzards to a large bowl
Using a large serving spoon, add two spoonfuls of stew & add to the fried plantains and fried gizzards combo
Now it’s the time to serve
All pics by Nicki……….she is such a darling