ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND WITH THIS MOUTH-WATERY RECIPE OF GIZDODO
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 is basically made of gizzards and ripe plantain. Hence the name, Gizdodo (Gizzard Dodo) and we all know that “dodo” is just another name for ripe plantain.
The ingredients below are required for making Gizdodo. It could serve about 6 people if it is served alongside jollof rice or just about 3 persons if served alone as it appears in the picture 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.
How to make Gizdodo
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 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. Sounds 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.
PHOTO CREDIT: Virtue Digest