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.
Also try out this Easy Vegan Jollof Rice Recipe