Ghanaian Recipes Surprise guests this Easter with plantain and gizzard recipe

Pulse daily DIY recipe teaches prospective chefs how to prepare healthy, Ghanaian dishes in a simple way.

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Plantain and gizzard recipe

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Ingredients

  • Ripe plantains

  • Pack chicken gizzards

  • garlic cloves

  • Ginger

  • Red bell pepper

  • Tomatoes

  • Red onion

  • Scotch bonnet peppers

  • Onga cubes

  • All purpose spices

  • Fresh lemon

  • Vegetable oil

  • Palm oil

  • Salt

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Method

  • Remove gizzards from packaging, add to bowl. Rinse with cold water

  • Drain water, squeeze and add lemon juice to gizzards. Using hands, clean gizzards in a washing motion

  • Drain lemon juice, rinse gizzards 2-3 times with cold water

  • Transfer gizzards to saucepan. Cut 1 clove garlic, few slices of onions &  blended ginger and onion into it. Add enough water, half onga cube, salt. let boil for 30 minutes over medium heat.

  • While that’s boiling, blend pepper, onion and tomatoes until smooth.

  • Heat oil under medium heat and added the blended mixture.

  • After 10-20 minutes, add spices and onga cubes.

  • Taste for salt and set aside.

  • Peel ripe plantain and cut in cubes.

  • Add water to plantain and sprinkle salt.

  • Heat a pan with vegetable and diced plantain.

  • Deep fry till golden brown, 5-7 minutes; transfer fried plantains to paper towel to drain excess oil. Set aside in a warm place.

  • Check if gizzard is well cooked and drain off stock.

  • Allow to cool and fry in the hot oil.

  • Deep fry till dark brown, 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towel to drain excess oil, set aside.

  • Transfer fried plantain and gizzard in a bowl. Scoop some of the stew onto the them and mix well.

  • Serve with rice

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