Ripe Plantain & Gizzard

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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.

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Check out the kente table cloth….Nicki’s mother almost beat me for not wanting to use it.
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Bring your gizzard to boil with your onions and garlic,remember to add your fav spice...
Bring your gizzard to boil with your onions and garlic,remember to add your fav spice…
Whilst your Gizzard is on fire, blend your tomatoe, onion, garlic, and kpakposhito , check that vibrant green color of kpakposhito... i just love it!
Whilst your Gizzard is on fire, blend your tomatoe, onion, garlic, and kpakposhito , check that vibrant green color of kpakposhito… i just love it!
With half a cup of water , you should get this after blending.. dont worry we wont use this in this state.....
With half a cup of water , you should get this after blending.. dont worry we wont eat it in this state…..
  • Pour your nicely blended puree in a pot of hot oil and wait for the magic :)

    Pour your nicely blended puree in a pot of hot oil and wait for the magic 🙂

     

Whilst you wait for the magic to happen, nicely cut your ripe plaintain...go creative with that
Whilst you wait for the magic to happen, nicely cut your ripe plaintain…go creative with that
To check if your oil is ready , put in a slice of the plaintain and if it starts to fry and show those nice bubbles, Dr Oil is ready for you
To check if your oil is ready , put in a slice of the plaintain and if it starts to fry and show those nice bubbles, Dr Oil is ready for you
i had to get my hand in there....:)  my famous hand
i had to get my hand in there….:) my famous hand
A great sight of a a delicious army
A great sight of  a delicious army
As we wait patiently for our army to golden brown, check on the Gizzard, it should be soft and all cooked.
As we wait patiently for our army to golden brown, check on the Gizzard, it should be soft and all cooked.
When Gizzard is all cooked and soft, Drain your Gizzard and get ready for another encounter with Dr Oil
When Gizzard is all cooked and soft, Drain your Gizzard and get ready for another encounter with Dr Oil

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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

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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

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  • THE CHARACTERS
  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 1 pack chicken gizzards
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Ginger
  • 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

THE RECIPE

    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 🙂

    

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. elijahattaaidoo says:

    Very good …..absolutely educative!

    1. mukasechic says:

      Thank you Elijahattaaidoo for reading…hoping to bring you more African recipes

  2. Ob Abenser says:

    Finally I can learn how to cook.

    1. mukasechic says:

      And Mukase Chic would be glad to help you…Thank you for reading

  3. Adhis says:

    I am glad you are back. I discovered your blog last month and really enjoyed reading through it but also thought…”I hope that December post wasnt her last.” Your contributions is great because I dont think there are a lot fo other Ghanaian food bloggers. Chrs

    1. mukasechic says:

      Thank u so much Adhis, yes i also thought the same, well i am back and i promise to be a good girl 🙂

  4. Antony says:

    Nice blog right here! Also your web site rather a lot up very fast!

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  5. Hey girl!
    I have really enjoyed this post and i cannot wait to try this. I made my own version of plantain (in Kenya we call it matoke) here. I hope you enjoy it. http://www.kaluhiskitchen.com/coconut-milk-stewed-matoke/

    1. mukasechic says:

      Thank you….love your coconut milk version. Trying it soon. Love. MC

  6. agyemang says:

    That’s completely amazing. Cant wait to to the kitchen. Looking forward to more recipes

    1. mukasechic says:

      Thank you. You will soon

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