A RECIPE FOR GIZDODO (GIZZARD AND PLANTAIN)

Welcome
to My Woven Words! You are on your path to discovering how to prepare a
mouth-licking, palatable recipe… You can and will prepare a sensational
Nigerian Gizdodo just by following simple steps.
Gizdodo
is a simple side dish that is often served with rice; especially Jollof rice.
It is easy to deduce from the name that this meal will be basically made of
gizzards and ripe plantain.
 Hence Gizdodo (Gizzard Dodo) and we all know that dodo is just another
name for ripe plantain.
It
makes perfect sense right? I don’t know who actually coined that word but I
think it is epic!
Ripe
plantain is called dodo in Nigeria, you can equally use it for porridge. In
that case it would be porridge plantain. But when you fry unripe plantain, it
is called kpekere  That aside. Let’s get to the
business of the day.
The
ingredients below are required for making Gizdodo, it could serve about 6
person if it is served alongside jollof rice or just about 3 persons if served
alone as it appear in the plate below.
INGREDIENTS |
SERVING: 3
·        
3
Giant sized ripe plantain
·        
Chicken
or Turkey Gizzard (500g)
·        
4
cups of sliced tomatoes
·        
Half
cup of sliced pepper (scotch bonnet)
·        
1
cup of sliced onions
·        
One
cup of sliced green pepper
·        
2
cubes of knorr or maggi
·        
Salt
to taste
·        
Ground
nut/vegetable oil (800ml)
You
would need that much oil because you would be frying the plantain. You fry the
plantain and then fry the gizzards. That way, you get a really delicious
gizdodo at the end of the day.
STEPS
·        
Start
by peeling off the back of the plantain and chopping to smaller bits with a
kitchen knife.
·        
Slice
the tomatoes, peppers and Onions as seen here.
·        
Wash
the gizzards with hot water and precook for 20 minutes.
·        
Use
a cube of knorr or maggi, half teaspoon of salt and half cup of sliced onions.
·        
Check
to see that the gizzard is soft and chop to smaller bits.
·        
These
are some of the needed ingredients. What you find at top-right is the chopped
ripe plantain. Chopped gizzards at the bottom-right, then sliced tomato, onions
and green beans in the plate at the left corner.
·        
Fry
the plantain with 600ml of vegetable oil until it turns golden, scoop into a
sieve and allow it to sit for a while.
·        
Reduce
the oil to 250ml and fry the chopped gizzard.
·        
The
gizzard would be somewhat dark-brown when it is properly fried. Remove and pour
in the remaining half cup of onions, stir and add the tomatoes.
·        
Add
the sliced pepper and allow to fry for 10-15 minutes.
·        
Remember
to stir occasionally so it doesn’t get burnt.
·        
Once
the tomato is properly fried, you are almost done with making gizdodo. Add one
cube of maggi to it and salt to taste.
·        
Transfer
the fried gizzards, plantain and sliced green peppers. Stir all together, cover
and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
That is just how
to make gizdodo. Sound easy right?




Gizdodo
can be served as a course meal or a side meal. Usually, it works best with
jollof rice as it appears in the image below. I would like to read your comment
below. Try this delicious meal and tell me how it turned out in the comment
session below.
Reference
www.allnigerianfoods.com/
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