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.
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.
makes perfect sense right? I don’t know who actually coined that word but I
think it is epic!
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.
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.
Giant sized ripe plantain
or Turkey Gizzard (500g)
cups of sliced tomatoes
cup of sliced pepper (scotch bonnet)
cup of sliced onions
cup of sliced green pepper
cubes of knorr or maggi
nut/vegetable oil (800ml)
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.
by peeling off the back of the plantain and chopping to smaller bits with a
the tomatoes, peppers and Onions as seen here.
the gizzards with hot water and precook for 20 minutes.
a cube of knorr or maggi, half teaspoon of salt and half cup of sliced onions.
to see that the gizzard is soft and chop to smaller bits.
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.
the plantain with 600ml of vegetable oil until it turns golden, scoop into a
sieve and allow it to sit for a while.
the oil to 250ml and fry the chopped gizzard.
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.
the sliced pepper and allow to fry for 10-15 minutes.
to stir occasionally so it doesn’t get burnt.
the tomato is properly fried, you are almost done with making gizdodo. Add one
cube of maggi to it and salt to taste.
the fried gizzards, plantain and sliced green peppers. Stir all together, cover
and allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
to make gizdodo. Sound easy right?
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