Recipe: A Delectable Beef Suya Appetizer (video)

Snacking is a big part of the African lifestyle.
Whether it’s mid-morning, or in the middle of the afternoon, people will look for a snack for many reasons: hunger, socializing, cravings,… you name it.

As such, street vendors have come up with various ways of satisfying a snacker’s needs: tasty foods people love that you can munch on on the go!

Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or you’d rather eat it savory or spicy, there’s a snack for that.
Today I want to share with you a popular African snack recipe: the beef suya (a.k.a soukouya).

The suya spice mixture gives a flavorful taste to your skewers and whether it’s beef or you wish to go with poultry, goat meat or tofu instead, I bet you’ll find your match.

Now stop salivating and bring the street into your kitchen!


The Beef Suya and Spice Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg (2 lbs) of beef – can be replaced with your favorite protein
  • 2 good pinches of salt
  • 2 pinches of ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp of oil (peanut or sunflower)
  • 18-20 skewer sticks (small)
  • 1 fresh onion to garnish

Suya Spice Mix

(enough to make 3 batches of skewers in this recipe or to keep for future use):

  • ¾ cup of ground Kuli-kuli (also known as klui-klui our koura-koura) *
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Cayenne pepper (optional) – this adds heat to the suya spice; add less or skip if you don’t like it hot;
  • 3 tsp of beef soup base (powder, MSG free)

*kuli-kuli (a.k.a klui-klui or koura-koura) is obtained from the peanut oil making process. It is formed from the residue of peanuts after the oil is removed. You may replace this with peanut powder but you’ll probably find it a bit more greasy to the taste and not as authentic (for the connoisseurs at least). Often sold as a cracker-like snack, you can find kuli-kuli at your local African market or at an African grocery store near you.

Suggestions:

Serve you beef suya skewers as a snack, a side dish or as an appetizer at a cocktail party near you with some ginger/lemon cocktails.

You may use the spice mix to season your roasted chicken and make it more or less spicy to accommodate your tastebuds.

If you’ve enjoyed it, share and leave us a comment so we know what content to bring you!

 

Warning:

This recipe contains peanuts so if you have a nut allergy, you probably want to stay away from it.

By | 2016-11-14T20:57:53+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Food, Recipes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Recipe: A Delectable Beef Suya Appetizer (video)

About the Author:

Kiswend is a Sista Tweet blogger, co-creator, designer and Creative Manager. She loves cooking, crafting and thinking outside the box and when she’s not on Sista Tweet or building up a city at her day job, this aspiring entrepreneur is busy inventing her next homemade African fusion project.

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