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Suya (Nigerian spicy kebab)

Nigerian Suya Recipe

Nigerian suya is a very popular street food that is mostly prepared by the Mallam and is sold at night, it is a grilled meat prepared with spice and grilled over an open fire, but you can improvise with your oven if you don’t have an open fire/bbq grill. The suya sellers usually garnish it with tomatoes, onions, sprinkle some dry pepper and wrapped in a newspaper, oh my…delicious! My troupers always jump for joy anytime I make it they love it. If you notice some of the skewers are missing in the final picture, they couldn’t wait for me to take pictures…lol

So, when I made this suya I used an oven (it was too cold to grill outside). The ingredients for the spice or yaji are kulikuli/groundnut, onion powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, seasoning cube, African pepper (optional). If you’re making the spice yourself you can adjust the pepper to your level of pepper tolerance, and if you’re allergic to nut you can take it off. I used the spice I had at home when I make another set of spice I will make a post about it. To make this recipe you need to get meat that has some fat on it. Let’s get started!

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Suya (Nigerian spicy kebab)
Nigerian Suya Recipe
  • 1 Pound Beef (chunks, sirloin, skirt beef)
  • Suya spice
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • Pinch of Red flake pepper (optional)
  • Slice Tomato for serving
  • Slice Onion for serving
  • Salt
  • Skewer
  1. Soak the skewer in water to avoid burning
  2. Clean the meat and slice
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  3. Thread the beef (make it dry) into the skewer
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  4. In a bowl, mix the oil, red flake pepper, and salt
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  5. Rub the oil mixture on the beef.
  6. Cover the "oiled" beef with the suya spice

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  7. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside/refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  9. Place the skewed beef onto the oven rack and bake both side for 15 minutes.

    Suya (Nigerian spicy kebab)
  10. Then turns the oven to broil for 2 minutes.
  11. Remove and serve.
  12. Enjoy!
    Suya (Nigerian spicy kebab)

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