Suya is the word use to describe skewered meat in Africa, particularly in Nigeria and Cameroon. Suya mostly originated from the Hausa people, one of the largest ethnic groups in West Africa. They would set up their Barbecue pits in most neighborhoods, on street corners, selling  grill  meat , some skewered  others not, till every single stick is gone. This suya and fried yam recipe is a must-try for every food enthusiast, your taste buds will clamor for more.

Suya and fried yam

Suya and Fried Yam

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This suya and fried yam recipe is a must-try for every food enthusiast, your taste buds will certainly clamor for more.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian, Togolese

Ingredients
  

Suya (Grilled Lamb)

  • 4 slices lamb leg center
  • ¼ cup powdered peanuts
  • ½ tbsp cayenne powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp white pepper
  • 1 tbsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • salt

Fried Yam (Koliko)

  • yam (as much as you can eat)
  • vegetable oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

Suya (Grilled Lamb)

  • Heat the oven to 450°F. Lightly spray or oil baking sheet or roasting pan to prevent the suya from sticking to the pan
  • In a medium bowl, mix peanut, garlic powder, onion power, smoked paprika, white pepper, cayenne pepper, hot ground pepper and chicken bouillon. Place it on a plate and Set aside
  • Rub the Lamb with spice mixture; on both sides. Line a roasting or baking sheet with foil paper. Place the Lamb on cookie sheet , then place on the roasting pan or baking sheet.
  • Bake on for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Optional -Towards the last 3 minutes of baking switch from baking to broiler setting. To get a nice crisp brown on the outside.
  • Serve warm

Fried Yam (koliko)

  • Peel and cut the yam tuber into 1 inch cylindrical discs. Make several cuts across the discs to get large chips. Wash the yam chips and place in a bowl.
  • Peel and cut the yam tuber into 1 inch cylindrical discs. Make several cuts across the discs to get large chips. Wash the yam chips and place in a bowl.
  • Fry the yam at 350°F
  • When the oil is heated, add a few yam chips, leaving enough room for flipping the chips.
  • Stir the chips till they have turned golden.
  • Remove the chips and place in the paper towels to absorb the oil.

For the Sauce

  • I cooked habanero, smoked fish, shrimp, onion and salt for 5 mins on high heat.
Keyword Fried Yam, Lamb