Recipe – How to Make GizDodo

This week’s recipe is how to make Gizdodo! Gizdodo is a Nigerian portmanteau word culled from the words; Gizzard and Dodo (Plantain). It is a very popular dish served at Nigerian events. Gizdodo is a delicious and fun way to enjoy stir-fried chicken gizzards and plantains. A healthier way to prepare gizdodo however is to bake the plantains and gizzards in an oven; this helps to reduce calories. 

Try out this recipe on how to make gizdodo (baked) and enjoy with family!



  • 1.5 large ripe plantains
  •  Gizzard – about 15 pieces  – Cleaned (could be chicken or beef)
  • 1 cup prepared pepper mix (blender pulsed red and green Bell peppers (tatashe), tomatoes, onions and scotch bonnet peppers (rodo)).
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • Salt – To taste
  • ½ teaspoon each- Thyme & curry
  • 5 Table spoons Oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground crayfish


  • Place a pot on medium heat; add in the gizzard, 1 cube seasoning, thyme, ½ cup water and some salt.  Cook until the gizzard is soft. Drain and set aside to cool.
  • Cut the plantains into cubed chunks
  • Heat your oven to 350°F then line a tray with aluminum foil or parchment paper
  • Toss the gizzard and plantains with two table spoons of cooking oil. Pour the mix on the lined oven tray.
  • Cook for 30 minutes flipping at the halfway point (or use the broil setting of your oven to bake the top)
  • Heat up the left over oil in a pan; add in the prepared pepper mix.
  • Leave to cook for 5 minutes. Add in some salt, seasoning, crayfish and the curry. Combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning
  • Add in the prepared gizzard and plantain. Combine. Cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes.

Your gizdodo is ready to serve. You can serve this dish in lettuce as a wrap and enjoy with your favourite fruit drink.

Source: 9jafoodie

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